Healthy Pregnancies Can Follow Kidney Donation for Young Women

November 14, 2014 9:48 PM

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Healthy Pregnancies Can Follow Kidney Donation for Young Women

Young women who want to donate a kidney are often concerned the selfless act could come back to haunt them later when they become pregnant. A new study may alleviate some of that fear.

The research involving 85 living donors, published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found they weren’t any more likely than non-donors to deliver premature or small infants. They did have a greater risk of high blood pressure or a condition called preeclampsia, both generally manage...

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