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

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

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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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@2kids A person can successfully live with one kidney. It's the only organ we have that we get a spare at birth! Any medical professional will counsel a healthy active lifestyle no matter your situation. In the case of kidney donation, they also tack on no motocross motorcycle riding/racing, no wrestling to eliminate chances of hurting the remaining kidney.
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