Medical outcome of renal allograft donors at National kidney transplant center-Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Seyfemichael Getachew


Introduction: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as the presence of one or more markers of kidney damage for greater than 3 months. If not treated, it leads to other complications and decreased quality of life. The global burden of CKD is increasing accompanied by increase in need of kidney transplantation increasing the number of living donors in parallel. Studies show that kidney donation has a medical risk to the donor showing difference based on varying demographics. In Ethiopia there is no previous study regarding donor’s risk of medical complication.

Objectives: To assess medical outcome of renal allograft donors at the national kidney transplant center- Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Methods: A hospital based retrospective chart review study was conducted at SPHMMC among 43 kidney donors who were on follow up from September 2015 to August 2018. Data was collected using pretested data abstraction tool. Epi-Info version was used for data entry and SPSS version 23.0 and STATA version 14.1 were used analysis.

Results: Median duration of follow up was 12 months. The incidence rate of CKD and hypertension among the donors during the three years observation period was on average 4.1 per 100 person years of observation and 8.2 per 100 person years of observation respectively.


Key words: Renal allograft donor, medical outcome, retrospective chart review, survival analysis, Ethiopia


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