In recognition of National Donate Life Month, this month's webinar will focus on living kidney donation. Kidney transplant is often a life-changing event for both a recipient and their donor, and anyone considering a kidney transplant or becoming a living donor should know all the facts about the process to make the most informed decisions about their health.
Dr. Melancon, Chief Surgeon at George Washington Transplant Institute will join us to discuss the living donation process and clear up commonly held myths and misunderstandings about being a living kidney donor.
Topics you can expect Dr. Melancon to address include:
- An overview of the living kidney donation process
- Common concerns held by people who are considering donating a kidney (for example, whether women who donate can have children after surgery)
- How kidney donation affects the health of the donor
- Financial considerations for living donors