The ONE organ responsible for high blood pressure.
Blood Pressure Rise in Kidney Donors
Can donating a kidney cause high blood pressure?
Kidney donors appear to have higher than expected blood pressure years after donation, according to an analysis of the existing research. The findings suggest kidney donation is associated with a slight, but potentially significant, long-term increase in pressure.
Is hypertension a contraindication for kidney donation?
The Mayo Clinic transplant team does not accept those with severe hypertension, defining patients with hypertension as safe for potential kidney donation if the condition is mild or controlled. "We have to remain very selective, because the first intention is to protect the donor's future health," says Dr. Issa.