Underutilization of Kidneys from Deceased Donors Older than Age 70

Since 2000, despite the shortage of kidneys from deceased donors for transplantation, only about 100 kidney transplants each year were performed with donors older than age 70. Kidneys from these older donors represent only 6% of those allocated in the United States as expanded criteria donors. In this study, we examine how these kidneys might be optimally utilized.

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