According to a study, transplant recipients who received kidneys from a national paired kidney exchange program experienced similar post-transplant outcomes as those who received kidneys from other living donors. These results led David B. Leeser, MD, of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, to contend that “national paired kidney donor transplantation is an excellent way for patients to have a successful living donor kidney transplant.”
According to Leeser, the National Kidney Registry — a nonprofit organization comprised of 85 transplant centers within the United States — has been facilitating paired kidney exchange since 2008. Paired kidney exchange allows for recipients to receive a compatible transplant by “swapping” living donor kidneys between recipients in the network. Leeser told Healio Nephrology that his team of researchers wanted to compare outcomes between National Kidney Registry recipients and recipients of other forms of living donor transplant. The investigators included 2,363 National Kidney Registry recipients and 54,497 recipients who underwent living donor kidney transplant between February 2008 and December 2017.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
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