Objective/target: The aim was to analyze the state of health in 72 living kidney donors who donated a kidney between 1995 and 2007. Method: The data was collected with a questionnaire in conjunction with the patient’s hospital records. Subjective condition, scar pain and ability to work after the donation were taken into consideration with relation to the variable site of explantation and the method of operation (open or laparoscopically hand-assisted). Results: Over 90% of the donors stated a good condition of health and little scare pain. Retrospectively, 94% of the donors were satisfied with their decision to donate a kidney and would make the same decision again if asked. The post operational length of hospitalization was significantly shorter after the laparoscopical method of operation. Apart from reduced recovery time, there were no significant differences between the operational methods. The return rate of the questionnaires was 78%. Conclusion: The laparoscopical method of operation is a safe method with a good outcome of health condition after the donation. Due of the general shortage of donor organs, this method will be the main focus of interest in the future.