Journal of Kidney

ISSN - 2472-1220

Joshi S

Joshi S


  • Short Communication
    Demographic Characteristics of Non-directed Altruistic Kidney Donors in the United States
    Author(s): Faber DA, Joshi S and Ciancio GFaber DA, Joshi S and Ciancio G

    Among transplant centers in the US, the acceptance of kidneys from non-directed, altruistic donors is a relatively recent phenomenon, beginning in the late 1990’s. Originally starting out as a handful each year, the number of nondirected donations has since increased to now represent over 3% of the annual living donor pool of transplanted kidneys. The psychosocialand functional outcomes of non-directed donors have been extensively studied, yet the demographic characteristics of these donors have largely escaped analysis on a national-level. We examined national UNOS data from the past 27 years to understand the demographic characteristics of non-directed donors by gender, ethnicity, citizenship status, UNOS region, and ABO blood type. In this analysis, we found that: non-directed donors are an increasingly important source of kidneys; non-direct.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1220.1000e121

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