What to expect from a good kidney allocation system

  • G. Opelz
  • T. Wujciak
Part of the Transplantation and Clinical Immunology book series (TRAC, volume 30)


The improved success rate of cadaver kidney transplantation in recent years has resulted in ever-increasing numbers of patients being enrolled on to transplant waiting lists. Improved patient care and refined methods of immunosuppression have increased the confidence of transplant doctors. Consequently, patients who a few years ago would have been denied a chance for a transplant are nowadays commonly accepted as transplant candidates. This has resulted in a widening gap between supply and demand, so that in most countries the number of patients awaiting a transplant exceeds by far the number of available donor organs. In the face of this shortage, the question of who should be transplanted when a donor kidney becomes available has attained considerable importance.


Donor Organ Allocation Algorithm Donor Kidney Allocation System Organ Allocation 
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