Emotions Faced by Living Kidney Donors Can Impact Daily Life

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Emotions Faced by Living Kidney Donors Can Impact Daily Life
Emotions Faced by Living Kidney Donors Can Impact Daily Life

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Living kidney donors experience a wide range of emotions throughout the donation process that influences the lives of donors on several levels, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in the Journal of Renal Care.

Hanne Agerskov, Ph.D., R.N., from Odense University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues conducted interviews with 18 potential liver donors throughout the donation process.

The researchers found that a potential donor's decision to donate was based on a desire to help the recipient. Donors experienced joy, dilemmas, vulnerability, and hope at all stages of the process. Rejected donors felt frustration and disappointment, while the accepted donors felt both joy and vulnerability. Donors report the transition from being a healthy individual to being a surgical patient was an overwhelming experience.

"The process of donating a kidney and the return to everyday life involved significant experiences of joy, dilemmas, vulnerability, and hope that influenced donors' lives on physical, psychological, and social levels," the authors write. "Support and clear communication from the health professionals was essential."

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