Apparently the Canadians have no national standards of living donor evaluation, selection and treatment either: http://www.renalandurologynews.com/donor-criteria-consensus-sought-in-canada/article/293069/# The UK does have living donor standards, but transplant centers aren’t following them: http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/05/07/ndt.gft096.abstract This news is so disappointing, i can’t even come with anything pithy to say.
Category Archive: Living Kidney Donor
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In my last post, I promised I’d get you some updated wait listed living kidney donor numbers and here they are: As of December 31, 2012, 324 living kidney donors have been wait listed in need of their own kidney transplant.* I wrote three in-depth posts regarding this very subject back in July 2011, using …
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Today we have a guest post by Jane Zill, LICSW on OPTN’s proposed policies now up for public comment: The Board of the OPTN will vote on new allocation principles for deceased donor kidneys in June. These allocation principles will definitely impact living organ donors. I am very concerned about this and believe that …
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Currently, many transplant centers reject prospective living kidney donors with mild hypertension or proteinuria. Steiner, in a recent article, opines that a 55 year old with an IMA (isolated medical abnormality) has a lower lifetime risk of end-stage renal disease than a younger potential living kidney donor. (emphasis mine) In 20–30% of diabetic individuals, …
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This Saturday I will be doing a presentation called “Have We Done Enough To Protect Living Kidney Donors?” I’ll be talking about the evolution of the transplant system and public policy, and how it’s affected living kidney donors. If you’ll be in the northeast Ohio area, consider stopping by. For details, See NEOMED’s website.
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