Living-unrelated renal transplantation at the University of Wisconsin.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Since 1984, we have performed 243 living-unrelated renal transplants at the University of Wisconsin. Rejection occurred in 47% of the patients. Graft loss occurred in 59 patients and 39 patients died. Graft survival in LURD transplants at 10 years is 54% and 43% at 15 years. Patient survival is 68% at 10 years and 54% at 15 years. These long-term results demonstrate that LURD is equivalent to haploidentical renal transplantation and superior to cadaveric transplantation. Husband-to-wife donation demonstrated improved graft survival when compared with wife-to-husband and nonspousal donation. Living-unrelated renal transplantation has been utilized successfully at the University of Wisconsin and may help to alleviate the donor shortage.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shames, BD; D'Alessandro, AM; Pirsch, JD; Knechtle, SJ; Odorico, JS; Becker, YT; Kalayoglu, M; Chin, LT; Sollinger, HW

Published Date

  • 2001

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 149 - 156

PubMed ID

  • 12211777

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-9016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States