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High-urgency kidney transplantation in the Eurotransplant kidney allocation system

from Medscape

In times of a shortage of donor organs, long-term success and outcome of deceased donor renal transplantation gain crucial importance. The Eurotransplant Kidney Allocation System was first introduced in 1996 and thereafter continuously refined to improve patient and graft survival, guarantee objective recipient selection system based on medical and immunological criteria and streamline the use of available donor organs. The allocation is based on histocompatibility, waiting time, sensitization, logistic aspects and medical urgency. Patients waiting for a kidney graft can be granted high medical urgency status on condition that distinct criteria are fulfilled. more

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