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Clin Geriatr Med. 2006 Aug;22(3):687-707.

Renal transplantation: older recipients and donors.

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Division of Organ Transplantation, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA. Pmorrissey@lifespan.org

Abstract

The majority of patients receiving a renal allograft, including a kidney from an older donor, do well. Renal transplantation from a living donor is associated with distinct advantages, including prolonged allograft survival. When live donors are not available, however, deceased donor kidneys provide suitable renal function that frequently lasts the lifetime of elderly recipients. Elderly patients who receive a kidney transplant enjoy improved survival, better quality of life, and lower medical costs than those who remain on dialysis.

PMID:
16860254
DOI:
10.1016/j.cger.2006.04.005
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