Expanding Kidney Transplantation – The Need to Improve Organ Utilization
The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.
The Alliance is not an advocacy organization and always intends to maintain an objective and unbiased perspective.
Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.
Overview: Kidney transplantation is the ideal treatment for patients with end stage kidney disease. Deceased donor kidneys are a scarce and valuable resource that we have to use optimally in order to benefit the maximum number of patients possible. We will discuss the challenge of kidney discards, the evaluation of kidneys during the allocation process and the opportunities that exist to lower the discard rate.