The kidney transplant wait-list: Allocation of patients to a limited supply of organs

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The improvement of survival rates and the increasing demand for renal transplantation has resulted in tremendous growth of the deceased donor kidney waiting list. Unfortunately, over the same period, the number of deceased donor kidneys available for transplantation has only increased modestly. In this review, the rules by which deceased donor kidneys are allocated and distributed are reviewed. In addition, we discuss the ethical issues involved in the formulation of these policies and the implications for individual patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-459
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Dialysis
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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