Live kidney donors face ‘pointless’ insurance troubles

16 julio 2014

Healthy living kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking or changing health or life insurance, according to results of a new study. Little evidence suggests any extra health risks or a shortened life span after live kidney donation, but many have stories about insurance troubles after donation. 1,046 people who donated a kidney were asked whether they had initiated or changed health or life insurance in the years after their donation and whether they had any problems with the process. Researchers also explored possible reasons for their problems.