[PDF] Living donor kidney transplantation: 3rd edition

Source:
British Transplantation Society
Publisher:
British Transplantation Society;Renal Association
Publication date:
01 July 2015

Abstract

These guidelines (3rd edition, published May 2011) address the issues in practice and policy for living donor kidney transplantion.

At the time of writing, living donors account for 1 in 2 organ donors and 1 in 3 kidney transplants performed in the UK are from living donors. The latest national statistics show that in 2008-9 and 2009-10, there was an 11% increase in living donor kidney transplants performed year on year, to 927 and 1037 respectively. Over the last 10 years, there has been a 65% increase in overall living donor activity, from 372 donors in 2000-1 to 1061 in 2009-10, with all transplant centres now actively engaged in living donor kidney transplantation. This represents a significant change in practice and necessitates clear, contemporary, evidence-based guidance.