Does living donation increase risk of gestational hypertension and pre eclampsia?
Yes. Garg et al. compared 131 donor pregnancies with 788 non-donor pregnancies and showed that though the absolute risk of gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia remains small overall, it is about two times greater than in non-donor pregnancies.
In non-donors, 2% developed gestational hypertension versus 5% of donors; 3% of non-donors developed pre-eclampsia versus 6% in the donor group.