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Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital answeredRisks to the donor are small and manageable, but include pain, infection, pneumonia, blood clotting, collapsed lung, and allergic reaction to anesthesia. The risk of death is extremely low – 3 in every 10,000 procedures, which is a lower risk than driving to work each day. Donating a kidney will not prevent donors from becoming pregnant or from fathering a child.