• Question: If you had 1 kidney would you take the risk of getting a donor kidney from someone else?

    Asked by glama786 to Alastair, Hywel, Keith on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Hywel Vaughan

      Hywel Vaughan answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      Would you need a donor kidney glama? The human body can function perfectly well with just one kidney, so unless something was wrong with the one you have, I see no reason as to why you would take the risk of a major operation 🙂 Saying that, I am not a doctor and no expert in this, so I may not be the best person to ask 🙂

    • Photo: Keith Brain

      Keith Brain answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      No, I definitely wouldn’t, unless there were other reasons. I don’t think it’s worth the risk, given that the vast majority of people with one kidney lead normal lives with no medical treatment needed at all.