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Kidney Allocation

Survival Matching Should be Used to Allocate Kidneys to Transplant Recipients

Providing kidney transplants to patients with the best probability of longer survival would reduce repeat transplant operations and improve life span after kidney transplant, says a U-M researcher in a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine March 16.

Alan B. Leichtman, M.D., professor of Internal Medicine at U-M and his co-authors… Survival Matching Should be Used to Allocate Kidneys to Transplant Recipients   



Elimination of national kidney allocation policy improves minority access to transplants

A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that since the elimination of the kidney allocation priority for matching for HLA-B on May 7, 2003, access to kidney transplantation for minorities has been improved. Improvement is a result of a policy that reduced the requirements for tissue matching.

Prior national kidney… Elimination of national kidney allocation policy improves minority access to transplants   



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