The risk of kidney donation to be made to someone with diabetes is high and has increased significantly in recent years, a new report finds.
The risk, which the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking for more than 30 years, has increased from 1.6% in 2014 to 1.8% in 2017.
The CDC found that more than 4 million people are expected to donate a kidney this year, which is a record.
The new study, released Monday by the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity, finds that more people are donating to those who are most vulnerable, including those who have high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
It also shows that donors are more likely to donate to people who have health issues such as cancer and have a history of kidney transplantation.
“We’re finding that there’s a lot of fear about kidney donation,” said Dr. Peter Doshi, an epidemiologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
“People are afraid that donating a kidney to someone who has kidney disease is going to make it worse, so they’re not donating it at all.”
The new findings show that kidney donors who are at high risk are more than three times more likely than others to be donors with diabetes, hypertension and cancer.
Doshi noted that this finding is especially concerning because people with kidney disease have the greatest risk of complications from kidney donation.
The risks of donating a person with diabetes and hypertension are even greater than those for kidney donation because people who donate have kidney disease and are at increased risk of infections.
The study also found that people with diabetes have an increased risk for death from kidney disease.
The findings are important, Doshi said, because kidney donation can save lives.
“It’s important to remember that kidney donation is a lifelong commitment,” he said.
“We know it’s good for the body and it’s better for people’s health than transplantation.”
In 2015, there were more than 5 million kidney donors in the United States, according to the CDC.
The latest numbers were released Monday and were from a database that includes data from the Centers for Disease Management and Prevention, the National Kidney Foundation, the Center on Disease Control, the Johns.
Hopkins Bloomberg Comprehensive Cancer Center, the University of Washington’s Center for Kidney Transplantation and Transplant and the American Red Cross.
“If you’re a person who is not at risk, the likelihood of you donating is much lower than it was 20 or 30 years ago,” said Doshi.
“You can still donate.”
Kidney donation can help prevent and treat kidney failure and other kidney problems, such as kidney cancer, as well as the growth of blood clots in the kidneys, according the Centers Department of Health and Human Services.
People who are diagnosed with kidney failure are often given the drug methotrexate, which can help reduce the risk of blood clotting.
There are no approved drugs for kidney failure, which also means that doctors have to decide what treatment to give.
The kidney donors study, however, found that there is a “significant association” between having a high blood sugar and a risk of death.
“This was surprising to us because we thought it would be a fairly safe level of risk,” Doshi explained.
“What we found is that if you have a high body mass index, you’re more likely not to be donating a lot.”
The study found that about one in three people with a high level of blood sugar will have kidney failure.
According to the Centers, about 25% of people with high blood sugars have kidney problems.
“Most people are not at high blood-sugar risk,” said J.D. Harrington, director of research and development for the National Foundation for Kidronation.
“So we really need to look at this more carefully.
We don’t know if that is the only risk of donation that people are thinking about.”
The CDC said there is an increased rate of kidney failure in people who are overweight and obese, but it doesn’t know why.
The data found that among the more than 10 million people in the US who donated a kidney, about 1 in 6 will die from kidney failure within the next two years.