Medical Risks and Benefit of Pancreas Transplants from Living Related Donors

  • D. E. R. Sutherland
  • F. C. Goetz
  • K. Gillingham
  • K. C. Moudry-Munns
  • J. S. Najarian

Abstract

The rationale to perform transplants of any organ from living related donors (LRDs) rather than cadaver (Cad) donors is two-fold: there is a shortage of Cad donors for the number in need of a transplant, and the rejection rate will be less with grafts from LRDs. Either reason by itself will justify the use of LRDs, and for kidney transplants both pertain.

Keywords

Sugar Creatinine Sponge Cyclosporin Prednisone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. R. Sutherland
    • 1
  • F. C. Goetz
    • 1
  • K. Gillingham
    • 1
  • K. C. Moudry-Munns
    • 1
  • J. S. Najarian
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Minnesota Hospital and ClinicMinneapolisUSA

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