Effect of donor age on outcome of kidney transplantation. A two-year analysis of transplants reported to the United Network for Organ Sharing Registry.

@article{Alexander1994EffectOD,
  title={Effect of donor age on outcome of kidney transplantation. A two-year analysis of transplants reported to the United Network for Organ Sharing Registry.},
  author={James W. Alexander and Leah E. Bennett and Timothy J. Breen},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={1994},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={871-6}
}
The shortage of cadaveric donors coupled with a rapidly growing number of potential recipients has resulted in an increased use of older donors. In 1992, 10.7% of all cadaveric kidney transplants were from donors above the age of 55 compared with 5.4% in 1988. The present investigation serves as a follow-up of a prior study of the effect of donor age on outcome with a 2-year analysis of more than 30,000 cadaveric kidney transplants performed in the United States between October 1, 1987, and… CONTINUE READING

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