A very strong majority of participants overall indicated a willingness to be evaluated as a living donor
for someone with whom they were personally acquainted.
Any centers that want to take on these challenges must have systems in place for adequate evaluation, counseling, education, and long-term follow-up of prospective living donors
and recipients, he added.
Donors are often responsible for costs other than hospitalization associated with the donation process; there is economic hardship among many living donors
(Clarke, Klarenbach, Vlaicu, Yang, & Garg, 2006).
The same report identified variability in transplant center's IDA protocols addressing: 1) Training; 2) Qualifications; 3) Required documentation; 4) IDA function within the living donor
evaluation process; and 5) Individual IDA versus donor advocate teams.
In 2005 nearly a third - 39 of 125 - of all kidney transplants performed at the hospital were done using living donors
, and that figure is set to rise according to Sue Moore, one of the hospital's living donor
Older age and cold ischemic time were associated with adverse outcomes in patients undergoing adult-to-adult living donor
Most living donor
kidney transplants are between close family members because they usually provide the best match.
The number of living donor
liver transplants completed in the United States is starting to increase again after the falloff that occurred when physicians implemented tighter control over the procedures for selecting donors.
8m CIRM grant for Pivotal Phase 3 trial of MDR-101 in HLA-matched living donor
kidney transplant patients
The country's first liver transplant from a living donor
was performed at the end of last year.
Yousef Al Maslamani, Medical Director of Hamad General Hospital and Director of the Qatar Center for Organ Transplantation said living donor
liver transplantations are very complex.
Some potential recipients need guidance from healthcare providers, as they navigate through social media in their search for a suitable living donor