What are good creatinine levels for donor after kidney donation?

Posted by sameeh123 @sameeh123, Jul 5, 2019

What are the acceptable numbers for creatinine for a kidney donor ?

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@rosemarya

@sameeh123, I might have already told you that I am a recipient and my organs came from a deceased donor. As a recipient I need to have routine labs that measure my creatinine among other things (beyond my knowledge). I am wondering about living donors as a result of your message, and I would like to ask you if there is a follow-up for donors after the initial surgical recovery? I am curious. Thanks.

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I'm interested in hearing if other donors have a similar schedule.
I was seen at Mayo 6 months after surgery. I had the option to go back at the 1 year mark or to have tests done or have them done locally. I think there is more testing to be done locally at 2 years which I believe is right before any insurance coverage would end for donors.
Tests at 6 months & 1 year were renal clearance, 24 hour urine sample, 18 hour blood pressure test & many blood draws.

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@mauraacro @sameeh123 Thank you both for being living donor's!
Ginger

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regarding the tests after donation , yes this is the standard protocol

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yes . there is a follow up for the donor to ensure good kidney functions

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Is their normally any change in the donors creatinine after a donation?

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yes. usually it is higher after donation.
i donated my kidney 3 months ago.
before donation creatinine was 1.07
immediately after operation it was 1.8
now it is between 1.53-1.63
According to literature it is accepted up to 1.9 for those with one kidney .
normal range for rest of the population as you know .6 – 1.3

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Oh, I did not know that. So, the donor does experience some kidney function loss.

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we can not say loss for all donors but this will be the new adaptation status .

many donors enjoy a very healthy life without any restrictions with these numbers.

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So, when you use "many," are their statistics available? Thanks.

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The conclusion of many studies is that donors have a normal life after donation.
Percentage varies from 80-95 % of the donors according to these studies.

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