Report of National Kidney Foundation Consensus Conference to Decrease Kidney Discards

Matthew Cooper, Richard Formica, John Friedewald, Ryutaro Hirose, Kevin O’Connor, Sumit Mohan, Jesse Schold, David Axelrod, Stephen Pastan*

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Abstract

The organ shortage is one of the major challenges in the field of organ transplantation, yet the percentage of kidneys procured and discarded prior to transplantation has continued to rise to twenty percent. The causes of organ discard are complex, yet an urgent need exists for collaborative efforts to maximize the utilization of all potentially transplantable renal allografts. The National Kidney Foundation convened a meeting of experts to identify factors contributing to reduced organ utilization, and to propose actionable solutions to decrease the rate of kidney discards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere13419
JournalClinical Transplantation
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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    Cooper, M., Formica, R., Friedewald, J., Hirose, R., O’Connor, K., Mohan, S., Schold, J., Axelrod, D., & Pastan, S. (2019). Report of National Kidney Foundation Consensus Conference to Decrease Kidney Discards. Clinical Transplantation, 33(1), [e13419]. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13419