Journal of The Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation

REVIEW ARTICLE
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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohamed E Elrggal
23, Mohamed Safwat Street, Kafr-Abdo, Alexandria
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.


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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