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Why do not all living kidney donor candidates proceed to donation?

Cash, E, Graver, A, Kuo, S, Kirkland, G, Hughes, P, Robertson, A and Jose, MD ORCID: 0000-0002-9589-0071 2019 , 'Why do not all living kidney donor candidates proceed to donation?' , Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 49, no. 3 , 384–387 , doi: 10.1111/imj.14223.

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Abstract

There are national and international guidelines for donor workup and acceptance criteria of potential living kidney donor candidates (LKDC), but there is significant variation in clinical practice. We examined our local practice in assessing potential LKDC against current guidelines; nearly all of our accepted donors met these guidelines. LKDC who did not proceed to donation had an identified health issue (60%), the presence of risk factors for long‐term end‐stage kidney disease (17%), social (13%) or immunological reasons (7%).

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Cash, E and Graver, A and Kuo, S and Kirkland, G and Hughes, P and Robertson, A and Jose, MD
Keywords: kidney donor, chronic kidney disease, living kidney donor, outcome, risk factor, transplant
Journal or Publication Title: Internal Medicine Journal
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
ISSN: 1444-0903
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/imj.14223
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© 2019 Royal Australasian College of Physicians

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