Question

Why is receiving an organ from a living donor the best option for most individuals?

Answer

 

It is the best option for most due to the reduced waiting time. Less waiting time decreases morbidity and mortality. When the donor of a living related kidney and the recipient share histocompatibility antigens, significant improvement is seen in graft survival.

 

Brown, K. “Procedures for Transplantation.” In P. Deutsch and H. Sawyer (Ed.) A Guide to Rehabilitation. White Plains

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