Should elderly donors be accepted in a live related renal transplant program?

@article{Kumar1994ShouldED,
  title={Should elderly donors be accepted in a live related renal transplant program?},
  author={Arvind Kumar and R Vinod Kumar and E S Srinadh and Mahendra Bhandari and Raj Kumar Sharma and Ajay Gupta and Vijay Kher},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={1994},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={523-6}
}
It is a matter of concern that the elderly donor may have increased risks in the peri-operative period due to age-related changes in various organ. Nephrosclerosis, atherosclerosis and low GFR of an elderly kidney may portend a poor graft outcome. A retrospective analysis of our live related renal transplant program (from June 1989 to December 1993) revealed that 27 of the donors were above 60 years of age. 21 of the recipients have been followed up for more than 1 year. These patients were… CONTINUE READING