Chapter 49. Evaluation and Selection of the Living Kidney Donor

  1. Donald A. Molony MD2,3 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD4,5
  1. Connie L. Davis MD

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch49

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Davis, C. L. (2008) Evaluation and Selection of the Living Kidney Donor, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch49

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 3

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 4

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • living kidney donor;
  • operative mortality in living kidney donors;
  • long-term donor mortality;
  • kidney function after donation;
  • proteinuria screening;
  • hypertension - associated with microalbuminuria, kidney failure, and cardiovascular disease;
  • isolated hematuria and thin glomerular basement membrane disease (TBMD);
  • polycystic kidney disease (PCKD);
  • renal vascular disease


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The overall evaluation process

  • Immediate surgical risk: assessment of cardiopulmonary and coagulation systems

  • Mortality

  • Renal evaluation

  • Other testing

  • Other issues

  • Consent

  • References