Donor Diaries: Kimberly Langenfeld
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of many diseases that can cause kidney failure and require a patient to need a transplant.
Kimberly Langenfeld knew that the outcomes from living donor kidney transplants are better than those from deceased donor transplants. She discusses her decision to be a living kidney donor for her father with PKD and how they are both doing after the transplant.
Dr. David Leeser, chief of kidney transplantation at University of Maryland Medical Center, comments on the surgical and emotional aspects of living donation.
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