Utilization and outcomes of kidney paired donation in the United States.

  title={Utilization and outcomes of kidney paired donation in the United States.},
  author={Dorry L Segev and Lauren M Kucirka and Sommer Elizabeth Gentry and Robert R. Montgomery},
  volume={86 4},
BACKGROUND Kidney paired donation (KPD) offers the best transplant option for patients with incompatible live kidney donors. Although studies suggest substantial expansion of the donor pool if fully used, few patients in the United States have undergone KPD. METHODS We analyzed the 209 KPD and 89 list paired donation (LPD) transplants reported to United Network for Organ Sharing to better understand access to these modalities, clinical outcomes, and areas of potential expansion. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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