Laparoscopic live-donor nephrectomy: a call to action

  title={Laparoscopic live-donor nephrectomy: a call to action},
  author={Soroush Rais-Bahrami and Louis R. Kavoussi},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology},
Renal transplantation is the best long-term treatment option for patients with end-stage renal disease. Unfortunately, there is a large disparity between the number of patients waiting for a kidney transplant and the number of available organs. This gap is continuously widening; the number of patients on the waiting list has doubled over the past decade, with only a nominal change in the number of cadaveric donors during this time period. Thus, increasing the rate of living kidney donation is… CONTINUE READING