Kidney paired donation in Brazil – A single center perspective

Juliana Bastos, Michal Mankowski, Sommer Gentry, Allan Massie, Macey Levan, Cellen Bisi, Carlos Stopato, Thais Freesz, Vinícius Colares, Dorry Segev, Gustavo Ferreira

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Abstract

The number of kidney transplants (KT) performed annually in Brazil is less than half of the estimated necessity, leading to a waitlist containing over 26 thousand patients [1]. A recent Brazilian analysis showed that highly sensitized patients (panel-reactive antibody (PRA) > 80%) make up 7.6% of the waitlist. They have only a 19% chance to receive a transplant after 10 years (vs. 44% chance for patients with PRA 0%) and 20% higher mortality rates [2].
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTransplant International
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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