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An insider at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center suggested two “right questions” to ask of a transplant center to better understand the risk of being a living donor:

  • How many of your living donors had complications required invasive procedures?
  • What is that number as a percentage of your total living donors for that same time period?

I like these questions — precise, unambiguous, and, if you need the help, good conversation starters overall about the risks and your transplant centers’ view of those risks.  It is worth taking the time to spell out: Different centers will have different answers, different approaches, different perspectives.

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