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Is There a Better Way to Allocate Organs to Transplant Patients?

Is There a Better Way to Allocate Organs to Transplant Patients? | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
This opinion piece is about one important issue patients face whilst on the waiting list for a kidney within the United States. That is whether to accept the first offer they receive of a donor kidney or to wait for a better offer. This conundrum is partly behind the current rate of discards for deceased donor kidneys within the United States.

Researchers who were interviewed for this story have come up with two more ideas for changing this system where people linger on waitlists while a significant percentage of kidneys continue to be discarded.

One option is to provide both the physicians and the patient's with a lot more data on perceived waiting times for differing organ allocation scenarios.

This article will be of interest to healthcare professionals as well as patients.
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Kidney Allocation Proposal Seeks to Bridge Gap : Nephrology Times

Kidney Allocation Proposal Seeks to Bridge Gap : Nephrology Times | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The nature of the deceased donor organ donation pool continues to change in many countries with increasing donor age as well as increasing rates of donor obesity two known issues. Hence best practices in organ allocation continue to be re-examined and changes made as necessary.

 

This report via Nephrology Times examines the current proposal for alterations being made to the current kidney allocation mechanism in the United States, which has gone out to public consultation. There are a number of comments on how the elements contained within this proposal were arrived at, including from the recent ex President of the American Society of Transplantation Dr Robert Gaston[ pictured].

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