Kidney donation among carefullyselected older adults poses minimal risks

first_img Source:http://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/clinical-transplantation/can-older-adults-safely-donate-kidneys Jun 20 2018With increasing organ demand, living kidney donation from older donors has become more common. A new Clinical Transplantation study indicates that kidney donation among carefully-selected adults over 60 years of age poses minimal perioperative risks and no added risk of long-term kidney failure.A combination of an aging population and an overwhelming kidney transplant waitlist will necessarily compel transplant centers into accepting more older donors as a way to expand the donor pool.”What this study demonstrates is that carefully-selected older kidney donors are at no higher risk, short-term or long-term, than their younger counterparts and this finding has the potential to expand the donor pool by making accessible a whole segment of the population that previously was perceived high-risk for donation,” said lead author Dr. Oscar Serrano, of the University of Minnesota.last_img

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