Shipping donor kidneys within Eurotransplant: outcomes after renal transplantation in a single-centre cohort study

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 05/09/2012

Shipment of kidneys in the Eurotransplant region is associated with a modest increase in cold ischaemia time and significantly better human leucocyte antigen matching. This allows for successful transplantation of higher risk patients with no significant penalty with regard to acute rejection rates or death–censored graft survival.

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