Patient and Graft Outcomes from Deceased Kidney Donors Age 70 Years and Older: An Analysis of the Organ Procurement Transplant Network/United Network of Organ Sharing Database

Transplantation. 85(11): 1573-1579, 2008 –

The organ shortage has resulted in more use of older deceased donor kidneys. Data are limited on the impact of donor aged 70 years and older on transplant outcomes. We examined patient and graft outcomes of renal transplant from expanded criteria donors (ECDs) aged 70 years and older, using the Organ Procurement Transplant Network/United Network of Organ Sharing database.

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