Allocation of deceased donor kidneys: A review of international practices

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Abstract

The demand for kidney transplantation continues to exceed the availability of deceased donor kidneys. Balancing the overarching principles of the optimal use of (utility) and equal access to (equity) this scarce resource requires a sophisticated allocation system. This review will examine how various factors are addressed in allocation systems around the world to strike a balance between utility and equity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-598
Number of pages8
JournalNephrology
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • deceased donor
  • kidney allocation
  • longevity matching

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