Renal retransplantation of children: is a policy 'first cadaver donor, then live donor' an acceptable option?

@article{Meester2001RenalRO,
  title={Renal retransplantation of children: is a policy 'first cadaver donor, then live donor' an acceptable option?},
  author={Johan M J De Meester and Jacqueline M Smits and Gisela Offner and Guido G Persijn},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  year={2001},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={179-86}
}
Retransplantation is often a necessity for children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as kidney graft survival is still not infinite. If a suitable live donor is present, the current policy is to use the live donor first, in order to obtain excellent long-term outcome and to prevent human leucocyte antigen (HLA) sensitization. Data from the… CONTINUE READING