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Donated my kidney: Food/drinks taste weird. Related?

Transplants | Last Active: Sep 22, 2021 | Replies (22)

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@2kids Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! It is really a gift to be able to test to see if you are a match for your sister!I hope all goes well, and if you cannot be her match, be sure to talk about a paired donation where you can donate to someone and a match is found for your sister, so everyone benefits.

Here is an article from the National Kidney Foundation, about donating a kidney and what to expect afterwards: https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors/what-expect-after-donation. As you can see there are some preferred restrictions involved after donation. Living a healthy and active lifestyle is best.

What is the reason your sister needs this transplant?
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She found out around 20 years ago that she only had 1 working kidney. We are not sure why the other one stopped working. I am wondering how people are feeling 20-30 years after they have donated a kidney. Have they had health issues, has it shortened their life span or quality of life?

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