Improving utilization of deceased donor kidneys by matching recipient and graft survival

Edwina S. Baskin-Bey, Walter Kremers, Scott L. Nyberg

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Abstract

Younger renal transplant recipients often outlive their allografts, whereas older recipients often die before their allograft fails. Thus, our aim was to assess the utility of matching recipient and graft survival to improve allocation of deceased donor kidneys. We reviewed the records of 49,206 patients (United Network for Organ Sharing, 1995-2002). Donor grafts were stratified by Deceased Donor Score (DDS). We observed a disparity between recipient survival and renal graft survival which contributed to an annual gap between supply and demand of renal transplants. Utilization of DDS and distribution of marginal kidneys to older recipients would improve allocation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-14
Number of pages5
JournalTransplantation
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

Keywords

  • Allocation
  • Deceased Donor Score
  • Expanded criteria donors
  • Kidney transplant
  • Recipient age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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