Session Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
Presentation Time: 3:30pm-4:00pm
*Purpose: Living donor kidney transplant is the primary modality of renal transplants in many countries. However, donors frequently present with some challenging conditions like some urological issues. Due to organ shortage, a balanced decision must be made. There are no guidelines or generally accepted consensus toward these conditions. A survey about acceptance of living kidney donors with challenging conditions was conducted.
*Methods: a cross-sectional survey of the nephrologists and transplant surgeons about Acceptance of Marginal Live Kidney Donors.
It was sent to participants in different countries and through AST, ASTS, and ERA-EDTA. In-training fellows were excluded.
*Results: 3 questions related to challenging urological issues. 1- donors with stable 5cm simple renal cyst, majority of respondents would allow this donor to donate (n=112, 92%) after counselling. ( n=106, 87% ) would choose the kidney with the cyst.2- Incidentally found small renal stones, (n=91, 75% ) would allow donation of the kidney with the stone. Only 8% would decline this donor.3- old history of a single episode of renal colic 5 years ago, (n= 100, 82.6%) would allow the donation of the colic-side kidney after counselling. 10% would accept donation only in absence of substitutes.In general, transplant surgeons were more liberal in accepting donors with urological issues ( P=NS).
*Conclusions: Incidentally found kidney stone, old history of renal colic and solitary simple renal cyst are not viewed as solo contraindications for kidney donation by the study population.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Arabi Z, Bukhari MA, Kaysi S, Altheaby AR, Elhassan EA, Mateen AA, Abdalla MI, Gafar M, Alam SA, Abdulmajeed N, Alkurdi A, Hamad A. Multi- National Survey among Nephrologists & Transplant Surgeons about the Suitability and Acceptance of the Marginal Live Kidney Donors Regarding Urological Issues [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2020; 20 (suppl 3). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/multi-national-survey-among-nephrologists-transplant-surgeons-about-the-suitability-and-acceptance-of-the-marginal-live-kidney-donors-regarding-urological-issues/. Accessed November 24, 2020.
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