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Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2018 Sep-Oct;29(5):1181-1187. doi: 10.4103/1319-2442.243946.

Expanding renal transplantation organ donor pool in Nigeria.

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1
Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria.
2
Department of Anesthesia, University of Ilorin, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria.
3
Department of Accident and Emergency Unit, University of Ilorin, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria.

Abstract

Kidney transplantation is the gold standard for end-stage renal disease. All over the world there are several challenges preventing sufficient organ donation to meet the growing needs of patients on the waiting list. One major challenge which is common to most countries is the shortage of organs from willing living donors. Many countries, especially, the developed countries, have devised several models of expanding their donor pools to meet the growing needs of patients on the waiting list. Nigeria, a developing country has very low kidney transplantation rate even though some progress have been made in making the procedure feasible in about a dozen hospitals in Nigeria. One very major challenge has been the shortage of donor organ supply. This paper intends to proffer suggestions on how to expand the organ donor pool in Nigeria.

PMID:
30381516
DOI:
10.4103/1319-2442.243946
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