Experiences learned in the successful establishment of a nonheart beating donor program for renal transplantation.

@article{Talbot2003ExperiencesLI,
  title={Experiences learned in the successful establishment of a nonheart beating donor program for renal transplantation.},
  author={David Talbot and Brian K. Shenton and Pamela E Buckley and Muhammad A Gok},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={170 4 Pt 1},
  pages={1088-92}
}
PURPOSE With the continuing shortage of suitable donors increasing interest is being shown in nonheart beating donation. Such a resource is a new and, therefore, an underused source of donor organs. However because of the nature of such donors, the kidneys so derived have been damaged by primary warm ischemia, and so potentially they may never function. We introduced viability testing to identify such organs and, thus, avoid transplantation. We reviewed sentinel cases in our developing program… CONTINUE READING

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