Title
Strategies to increase the donor pool and access to kidney transplantation : an international perspective
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford :Oxford univ press ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation. - Berlin
Volume/pages
30(2015) :2 , p. 217-222
ISSN
0931-0509
ISI
000351660000011
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In this position article, DESCARTES (Developing Education Science and Care for Renal Transplantation in European States) board members describe the current strategies aimed at expanding living and deceased donor kidney pools. The article focuses on the recent progress in desensitization and kidney paired exchange programmes and on the expanded criteria for the use of donor kidneys and organs from donors after circulatory death. It also highlights differences in policies and practices across different regions with special regard to European Union countries. Living donor kidney paired exchange, the deceased donor Acceptable Mismatch Programme and kidneys from donors after circulatory death are probably the most promising innovations for expanding kidney transplantation in Europe over the coming decade. To maximize success, an effort is needed to standardize transplant strategies, policies and legislation across European countries.
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