Asynchronous, out-of-sequence, transcontinental chain kidney transplantation: a novel concept
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Asynchronous, out-of-sequence, transcontinental chain kidney transplantation
Abstract: 

The organ donor shortage has been the most important hindrance in getting listed patients transplanted. Living kidney donors who are incompatible with their intended recipients are an untapped resource for expanding the donor pool through participation in transplant exchanges. Chain transplantation takes this concept further, with the potential to benefit even more recipients. We describe the first asynchronous, out of sequence transplant chain that was initiated by transcontinental shipment of an altruistic donor kidney 1 week after that recipient's incompatible donor had already donated his kidney to the next recipient in the chain. The altruistic donor kidney was transported from New York to Los Angeles and functioned immediately after transplantation. Our modified-sequence asynchronous transplant chain (MATCH) enabled eight recipients, at four different institutions, to benefit from the generosity of one altruistic donor and warrants further exploration as a promising step toward addressing the organ donor shortage.

Author(s): 
Butt, F. K.
Gritsch, H. A.
Schulam, P.
Danovitch, G. M.
Wilkinson, A.
Del Pizzo, J.
Kapur, S.
Serur, D.
Katznelson, S.
Busque, S.
Melcher, M. L.
McGuire, S.
Charlton, M.
Hil, G.
Veale, J. L.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Transplantation: Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am. J. Transplant.
Publication Date: 
2009-09
Publication Year: 
2009
Pages: 
2180-2185
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
9
ISSN: 
1600-6143
DOI: 
10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02730.x
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 19563335

Turabian/Chicago Citation

F. K. Butt, H. A. Gritsch, P. Schulam, G. M. Danovitch, A. Wilkinson, J. Del Pizzo, S. Kapur, D. Serur, S. Katznelson, S. Busque, M. L. Melcher, S. McGuire, M. Charlton, G. Hil and J. L. Veale. 2009-09. "Asynchronous, out-of-sequence, transcontinental chain kidney transplantation: a novel concept." American Journal of Transplantation: Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 9: 9: 2180-2185. 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02730.x.

Wikipedia Citation

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