Why do we have the kidney allocation system we have today? A history of the 2014 kidney allocation system

Mark D. Stegall*, Peter G. Stock, Kenneth Andreoni, John J. Friedewald, Alan B. Leichtman

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Abstract

“Those who do not know the past are destined to repeat it”. The current system for the allocation of deceased donor kidneys that was implemented in December 2014 (termed the kidney allocation system (KAS)) was the culmination of a decade-long process. Thus, many people involved in transplantation today may not be aware of the underlying concepts and early debates that resulted in KAS. Others who were involved might not remember the details (or have chosen to forget). The goal of this manuscript is to outline the history of the process in order to shed light on why KAS has its current format.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-8
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Immunology
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Deceased donor kidney
  • Deceased donor kidney allocation
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Kidney trasplant outcomes
  • OPTN
  • Organ allocation policy
  • UNOS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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