Altruistic living donors: evaluation for nondirected kidney or liver donation.

@article{Jendrisak2006AltruisticLD,
  title={Altruistic living donors: evaluation for nondirected kidney or liver donation.},
  author={Martin D. Jendrisak and Barry Hong and Surendra Shenoy and Jeffrey Lowell and Niraj M Desai and William Thomas Chapman and Anu Vijayan and Richard D. Wetzel and Mike E. U. Smith and J{\"o}rg Wagner and Sabina Brennan and Diane Brockmeier and Dean Kappel},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={115-20}
}
A program was established within our regional procurement organization to permit evaluation of altruistic living donors (LD) interested in nondirected kidney or liver segment donation prior to transplant center referral. During the initial 30 months of program operations, 731 donor inquiries were received of which 131 individuals called back after review of mailed information materials. Forty-seven candidates initiated and 19 completed the evaluation process. Seven underwent donation to include… CONTINUE READING

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