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Survival matching should be used to allocate donated kidneys to transplant recipients
Date:3/17/2011

hose who get wait-listed for a kidney transplant in the U.S. never receive a transplant.

"The lost potential life years, and the increase in the waiting list resulting from an unnecessarily high rate of repeat transplantation are intolerable consequences of the current kidney transplant allocation system," Leichtman says. "There likely are further opportunities for improvements to the proposed system, but the core proposals presented in the concept document, adoption of the KDPI and survival matching, warrant the strongest endorsement and the earliest possible implementation by the kidney transplant community."


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Contact: Mary F. Masson
mfmasson@umich.edu
734-389-5381
University of Michigan Health System
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