The kidney evaluation of living kidney donor candidates: US practices in 2017

Recorded live on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 • Hosted by the AST's Living Donor Community of Practice (LDCOP)

"The kidney evaluation of living kidney donor candidates: US practices in 2017"
(Am J Transplant. 2020 Dec;20(12):3379-3389. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15951. Epub 2020 May 22.)

In this article:
[The authors] surveyed US transplant programs to assess practices used to assess kidney health in living kidney donor candidates in 2017... In this report, we focus on the kidney; a companion piece focuses on the metabolic and cardiovascular aspects of candidate evaluation... Compared to 2005...contemporary practice variation underscores the need for better evidence to guide the donor selection process.

- Neetika Garg, MD • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

- Angie Nishio-Lucar, MD • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

- Nicole Turgeon, MD • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Austin, TX
- John Gill, MD, MS • AST President-elect • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

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