Research by: J.S. Gill, J. Gill, L. Barnieh, J. Dong, C. Rose, O. Johnston, M. Tonelli, and S. Klarenbach
Journal: American Journal of Transplantation
Disincentives for living kidney donation are common but poorly understood. We studied 54,483 living donor kidney transplants in the United States between 2000 and 2009. We determined the income and income difference of donors and recipients. We conclude that most donors and recipients have similar modest incomes, suggesting that the costs of donation are a significant burden in the majority of living donor transplants.