Social Trends of Living Renal Donors in Libya

A Mishra, EF Ehtuish, A Elusta, T Shwaish

Abstract Renal transplantation is the best treatment for end-stage renal disease. We conducted this study to assess the epidemiological patterns and social trends in our living related renal donors pool in Libya. The medical records of 461 living related renal donors were evaluated from August, 2004 to January, 2010. Of the 461 living related donors studied, 266 (57.7%) were operated. There were 381 (82.6%) men and 80 (17.4%) women aged from 18 to 63 (mean: 32.6) years. Most of the donors aged between 20 and 39. The most common donor recipient relationship was sibling–sibling (n=157; 59.1%) with a male:female ratio of 2.6:1. The reported frequencies from our center differed with those from other countries. That might be due to cultural issue

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