February 7, 2011

Transporting Live Donor Kidneys for Kidney Paired Donation: Initial National Results


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Living-donor paired exchange programs may match pairs from different centers, requiring some patients to travel in order to perform the transplant. An alternative is to perform the donor nephrectomy and then transport the kidney. This review of practices in the United States showed excellent renal function and no episodes of delayed graft function. This practice may encourage some donors who did not wish to travel to participate in such exchange programs.
Renal Transplantation