The science of Stewardship: due diligence for kidney donors and kidney function in living kidney donation--evaluation, determinants, and implications for outcomes.

@article{Poggio2009TheSO,
  title={The science of Stewardship: due diligence for kidney donors and kidney function in living kidney donation--evaluation, determinants, and implications for outcomes.},
  author={Emilio D. Poggio and William E. Braun and Connie L. Davis},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 10},
  pages={1677-84}
}
Living kidney donor transplantation is now a common treatment for ESRD because it provides excellent outcomes to transplant recipients and is considered a safe procedure for prospective donors. The short- and long-term safety of prospective donors is paramount to the continued success of this procedure. Whereas the initial experiences with living kidney donors mostly included the healthiest, the increase in the need for organs and the changing demographic characteristics of the general… CONTINUE READING