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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-10

Kidney paired donation program, a national solution against commercial transplantation?


1 Nephrology Department, Kidney and Urology Center, Alexandria, Egypt
2 Nephrology Department, Mansoura Nephrology and Dialysis Unit (MNDU), Mansoura, Egypt
3 Nephrology Department, Mansoura Urology and Nephrology Center (UNC), Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohamed E Elrggal
23, Mohamed Safwat Street, Kafr-Abdo, Alexandria
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jesnt.jesnt_1_18

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End-stage renal disease is a growing health problem worldwide. Renal transplantation provides a better patient survival and quality of life compared with other means of renal replacement therapy. There is a serious shortage of transplantable kidneys, especially in countries where deceased donation is not allowed. Kidney paired donation (KPD) is a novel program applied to expand the donor pool, increase kidney transplantation rates, and allow a better donor recipient matching specially for sensitized patient. It permits living kidney transplantation in a short waiting time with better graft survival compared with those with deceased kidney transplantation. This review article aims to highlight the importance of KPD program as a promising solution for organ shortage and commercial transplantation. It also discusses the idea of implementing such programs in Egypt and offers future suggestions that may help its establishment.


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