This paper looked at outcomes from all living kidney donors in Australia, 2004–2013, and New Zealand, 2004–2012. We investigated any deaths that had occurred in living donors, and if they had died, what caused their deaths. As expected, because living donors are only allowed to donate if they are very healthy, their mortality was substantially lower than the general population. The Living Donor Registry only captured a third of the deaths, highlighting the benefit of data linkage to national death registries in the long-term follow-up of living kidney donors.
Find the text here: Survival in Living Kidney Donors: An Australian and New Zealand Cohort Study Using Data Linkage