Year : 2018 | Volume
: 18 | Issue : 1 | Page : 6--10
Kidney paired donation program, a national solution against commercial transplantation?
Mohamed E Elrggal1, Mona Tawfik2, Mohammed A Gawad1, Hussein A Sheasha3
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
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.
Dr. Mohamed E Elrggal
23, Mohamed Safwat Street, Kafr-Abdo, Alexandria
|How to cite this article:|
Elrggal ME, Tawfik M, Gawad MA, Sheasha HA. Kidney paired donation program, a national solution against commercial transplantation?.J Egypt Soc Nephrol Transplant 2018;18:6-10
|How to cite this URL:|
Elrggal ME, Tawfik M, Gawad MA, Sheasha HA. Kidney paired donation program, a national solution against commercial transplantation?. J Egypt Soc Nephrol Transplant [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Jun 19 ];18:6-10
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