Urgency Priority in Kidney Transplantation: Experience in Turkey

Celebi Z. K. , Akturk S., Erdogmus S., KEMALOGLU B., TÖZ H. , POLAT K. Y. , ...Daha Fazla

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.47, ss.1269-1272, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background. In Turkey, according to the directions of National Organ and Tissue Transplant Coordination System, a system has been established since 2008 of urgency priority for kidney transplantation in cases with imminent lack of access for either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. In this study, we compared patient and graft outcomes between patients on the national waiting list having urgency priority for kidney transplantation (UKT) and those having the other kidney from the same deceased donor (control group).