publication . Article . 2010

Kidney transplantation in Iran

Behzad Einollahi;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2010
Abstract
Kidney transplantation in patients with end stage renal diseaseis preferred to dialysis because transplantation provides a betterquality of life and improved survival. However, the gapbetween the supply and demand for a renal allograft is wideningand the waiting time is increasing. Iranian protocol, a controlledtransplant program supported by the government forliving unrelated donors, was initiated for solving the problemof organ shortage. Although this system might experiencechallenges, clearly it has advantages over other organ procurementsystems primarily that thousands in need do not diewhile waiting for a compatible donor.In the present review I discuss the...
Subjects
free text keywords: Iran, Kidney transplantation, living donor, Medicine (General), R5-920
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publication . Article . 2010

Kidney transplantation in Iran

Behzad Einollahi;