Why Are Nearly Half of Expanded Criteria Donor (ECD) Kidneys Not Transplanted?
Article first published online: 19 DEC 2007
2008 The Authors Journal compilation © 2008 The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Journal of Transplantation
Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 735–736, April 2008
How to Cite
Cecka, J. M. and Gritsch, H. A. (2008), Why Are Nearly Half of Expanded Criteria Donor (ECD) Kidneys Not Transplanted?. American Journal of Transplantation, 8: 735–736. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2007.02071.x
- Issue published online: 19 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 19 DEC 2007
- Received 06 October 2007 and accepted for publication 19 October 2007
In the face of a growing demand for kidney transplants among older patients, we discard more than 40% of older deceased donor kidneys that were recovered for transplantation in the US. It is time to take a closer look at why so many donated kidneys are judged to be unsuitable for transplantation. See also article by Sung et al in this issue on page 783.