Yes, the donor will need to have a follow-up visit three months after the surgery to see the transplant nephrologist for a follow-up evaluation. It will also be necessary for some follow-up testing which will include a CBC, routine blood chemistries, urinalysis, urine culture, 24-hour urine for protein and creatinine, and a Glofil test. The recipient’s insurance will pay for these follow-up tests.
It is recommended that the donor have annual follow-up examinations with their primary care physician. This examination may include a urinalysis, routine blood chemistries and blood pressure check. The donor will be financially responsible for the annual follow-up examinations.
There are usually no restrictions to activity. Some physicians may recommend that the donor refrain from contact sports following the donation of a kidney.