The socioeconomic status of donors and recipients of living unrelated renal transplants in the United States.

@article{Gore2012TheSS,
  title={The socioeconomic status of donors and recipients of living unrelated renal transplants in the United States.},
  author={John L. Gore and Jennifer S. Singer and Arleen F. Brown and Gabriel M. Danovitch},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2012},
  volume={187 5},
  pages={1760-5}
}
PURPOSE We evaluated unrelated living kidney donation in the United States and examined the characteristics of unrelated donor-recipient pairs. MATERIALS AND METHODS We accessed United Network for Organ Sharing files to identify adult living donor renal transplant recipients who received a transplant between 1997 and 2007. We evaluated factors associated with unrelated donation and compared a composite index of the socioeconomic characteristics of donor and recipient ZIP Codes between living… CONTINUE READING
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