Donor Contraindications to Living Kidney Donation: A Single-Center Experience

Magden K., Ucar F. B. , Velioglu A. , Arikan H. , Yegen S. C. , Tuglular S. , ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.47, no.5, pp.1299-1301, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.04.050
  • Page Numbers: pp.1299-1301


Objective. Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice in end-stage renal disease. In Turkey, the inadequate cadaveric donor supply has resulted in transplantation from living kidney donors (LKD) in 80% of transplant operations. LKD candidates undergo a thorough general medical evaluation and are approved to donate their kidneys only if no contraindication is found. In our study we aimed to investigate the reasons and rate of denial for living kidney donation in our center.