Women are happier to donate kidney to partner than men

Women are also liable to suffer from the most serious stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as they tend to live longer than male sufferers and take longer to reach a stage requiring a transplant.

Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: Women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one, according to a study released on Thursday to coincide with World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day. Based on European data assessed, 36% of women donate a kidney to their husband in clinically suitable cases.

That compares with just seven percent of clinically suitable men donating a kidney to their spouse, said the study by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. It highlights how women are also liable to suffer from the most serious stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as they tend to live longer than male sufferers and take longer to reach a stage requiring a transplant.

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