The Experiences of African-American Living Kidney Donors

The Experiences of African-American Living Kidney Donors

Identification: nnj_nd11A5
Issue: November-December 2011
Volume: Vol. 38, No. 6
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Goal: To provide an overview of living kidney donors in the African-American population.


  1. Identify the key reasons why living kidney donor transplantation in the African-American population is of particular interest to researchers.
  2. Describe motivating factors for individuals to become living kidney donors.
  3. Explain the positive and negative effects experienced by African-American living kidney donors as reported by this study.

Author's Note: Due to the personal and contextual nature of data, pseudonyms are used for dissemination of findings.

Acknowledgment: The author gratefully acknowledges the 2009 Dissertation Research Grant from the American Nephrology Nurses' Association.

Statement of Disclosure: The author reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.


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