Letters Disease in kidney donors

Living donor registries are needed

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2727 (Published 18 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2727
  1. Christine Sammartino, renal registrar1,
  2. Carolyn Clark, nephrologist1,
  3. Nicholas Gray, director of renal medicine1
  1. 1Nambour Hospital, PO Box 547, Nambour, QLD 4560, Australia

We are reassured that Garg and colleagues’ population of kidney donors showed no increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with matched non-donors in the general population.1 The recent meta-analysis described in the discussion correlates increased cardiovascular risk with lower glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the …

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