Category Archive: Follow-Up

Follow-up on living donors post-discharge

Why Transplant Centers Have Incomplete Living Donor Follow-up

  The authors examined the follow-up data on living donors who donated in 2008-2012 using the 2013 (or new/current) standards.   “Complete follow-up at 6, 12, and 24 months was 67%, 60%, and 50% for clinical and 51%, 40%, and 30% for laboratory data, respectively, but have improved over time.” “Donor risk factors for missing …

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium 2015 Abstracts

Read ’em all here folks: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajt.13164/pdf   Long-Term Living Donor Outcomes: When To Say No Dorry Segev (Pg. 43). “The risks of donation are real. And serious. And attributable to donating. In other words, there are things that might happen to an individual if he donates that would not happen to that individual had he not …

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Letter to Editor: Where’s the Care for Living Donors?

[note: is it sad that I’m more impressed/surprised/pleased a newspaper actually published this than I am about what was said?] Letter to the editor: ‘Heroic’ organ donors need aftercare It is gratifying that Gary Rutter received a long-awaited kidney and that Hallie Twomey has found solace in donating one of hers (“Six linked patients, three …

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Latest from OPTN’s Living Donor Committee

OPTN’s Living Donor sent their latest report to OPTN’s Board of Directors a couple of weeks ago. The following are noteworthy highlights:    1. After CMS (Medicare) published the Final Rule in 2007, requiring transplant centers to provide prospective living donors with an Independent Donor Advocate, OPTN followed suit by implementing a similar policy. note: …

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OPTN reminds living kidney donor transplant centers about follow-up

On October 31, UNOS sent primary administrators of living donor kidney transplant programs an individual report of recent living kidney donor follow-up rates at their program. This information can serve as a baseline to help programs assess how future data reporting may help them achieve the required minimum follow-up thresholds established in OPTN policy. The …

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