Kidneys from donors after cardiac death provide survival benefit.

  title={Kidneys from donors after cardiac death provide survival benefit.},
  author={Maarten G. J. Snoeijs and Douglas E Schaubel and Ronald J. Hen{\'e} and Andries J. Hoitsma and Mirza M. Idu and Jan Nicolaas Maria Ijzermans and Rutger J Ploeg and Jan Ringers and Maarten H. L. Christiaans and Wim A. Buurman and Lodewijk W E van Heurn},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={21 6},
The continuing shortage of kidneys for transplantation requires major efforts to expand the donor pool. Donation after cardiac death (DCD) increases the number of available kidneys, but it is unknown whether patients who receive a DCD kidney live longer than patients who remain on dialysis and wait for a conventional kidney from a brain-dead donor (DBD). This observational cohort study included all 2575 patients who were registered on the Dutch waiting list for a first kidney transplant between… CONTINUE READING