Donor Factors Determine Cadaveric Kidney Outcome: Should We Use It to Choose Donor-Recipient Combinations?
Up to the present, the donor-recipient combinations in kidney transplantation have been optimized in most transplant centers according to the histocompatibility system only. It was assumed that the conditions of the organ donation (the circumstances of brain death, the procedure of organ harvesting and shipment) were good or excellent. Other donor criteria were not taken into account. But there are recent studies, which have found a significant influence of donor factors in determining kidney transplant survival rates at a high degree, comparable to that of the HLA system [1, 2]. In this single center study, we retrospectively deal with those donor factors and propose a modified management fo donor-recipient selection.
KeywordsBrain Death Graft Survival Rate Donor Factor Organ Harvesting Histocompatibility System
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