Kidney Transplantation From Elderly Donor

Tekin S., Yavuz H. A. , Yuksel Y., Yucetin L., Ates I., Tuncer M., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.47, no.5, pp.1309-1311, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.04.015
  • Page Numbers: pp.1309-1311


Aim. In recent years, there has been an increase in usage of grafts from advanced-age donors because of the shortage of organ availability. Acceptance of elderly living-kidney donors remains controversial due to the higher incidence of comorbidity and greater risk of postoperative complications. The objective of this study was to evaluate the graft function and patient survival using kidneys from living-related and unrelated donors who were older than 65 years of age.