Marc L. Melcher

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  • Dynamic Challenges Inhibiting Optimal Adoption of Kidney Paired Donation: Findings of a Consensus Conference AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION Melcher, M. L., Blosser, C. D., Baxter-Lowe, L. A., Delmonico, F. L., Gentry, S. E., Leishman, R., Knoll, G. A., Leffell, M. S., Leichtman, A. B., Mast, D. A., Nickerson, P. W., Reed, E. F., Rees, M. A., Rodrigue, J. R., Segev, D. L., Serur, D., Tullius, S. G., Zavala, E. Y., Feng, S. 2013; 13 (4): 851-860


    While kidney paired donation (KPD) enables the utilization of living donor kidneys from healthy and willing donors incompatible with their intended recipients, the strategy poses complex challenges that have limited its adoption in United States and Canada. A consensus conference was convened March 29-30, 2012 to address the dynamic challenges and complexities of KPD that inhibit optimal implementation. Stakeholders considered donor evaluation and care, histocompatibility testing, allocation algorithms, financing, geographic challenges and implementation strategies with the goal to safely maximize KPD at every transplant center. Best practices, knowledge gaps and research goals were identified and summarized in this document.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/ajt.12140

    View details for Web of Science ID 000316911900008

    View details for PubMedID 23398969

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