Flashcards in Transplant Part 2 Deck (6)
Why do live donor kidney transplants do better than deceased?
Very short cold ischemic time
Almost always have immediate graft function
Don't have to wait
What happens if you do not have a live donor?
You must be on dialysis before you are placed on the transplant list
Risks of broad public solicitation
Lack of privacy
Possibility of misrepresentation by transplant candidate
Possibility of commercial transplantation
3 complications of higher risk deceased donors
More complex perioperative period
Higher risk of delayed graft function (need for dialysis post op)
Inferior long term allograft survival vs lower risk deceased donors
How does age matching work in BC?
Young donors (<35) go to young recipients (< 55)
Old donors (>60) go to old recipients (>60)
Middle aged donors (36-59) go to all ages
Pediatric patients get overriding priority