TRANSPLANTATION: Increasing the use of available deceased donor kidneys


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Abstract

In kidney transplantation, the tremendous shortage of organs is a major problem and an ongoing concern is whether any procured but discarded kidneys could have been successfully transplanted. A recent study investigated whether kidney procurement rates from deceased donors are reduced and discard rates are increased at the weekend.Refers to Mohan S. et al. The weekend effect alters the procurement and discard rates of deceased donor kidneys in the United States. Kidney Int. 90, 157–163 (2016)

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