Extension of the organ pool in kidney transplantation: first year experience of the Israel Transplant Center.

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BACKGROUND Over a 12 month period, the Israel Transplant Center doubled the number of donors by assigning a nurse coordinator to each of 22 hospitals around the country and by using kidneys from elderly donors. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of our "marginal donors" policy on the results immediately following transplantation. METHODS Between October… (More)

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