What are the risks to living kidney donors?
Most living kidney donors say they feel very satisfied with the donation experience. Even if the transplant is not successful, many donors say they feel positive about their decision.
There is a small chance for living kidney donors to experience mixed feelings after the donation. These feelings may be more likely if the transplant surgery has not gone as well as expected.
It is also common for living kidney donors to experience depression and anxiety after surgery. This is normal, and happens after many different type of surgery. Your donor’s health care team can suggest ways of helping to manage this