Living kidney donor follow-up: State-of-the-art and future directions, conference summary and recommendations

Alan Leichtman, Michael Abecassis, Mark Barr, Marian Charlton, David Cohen, Dennis Confer, Mathew Cooper, Gabriel Danovitch, Connie Davis, Francis Delmonico, Mary Amanda Dew, Cathy Garvey, Robert Gaston, John Gill, Brenda Gillespie, Hassan Ibrahim, Cheryl Jacobs, Jeffery Kahn, Bert Kasiske, Joseph KimKrista Lentine, Marti Manyalich, Jose Medina-Pestana, Robert Merion, Marva Moxey-Mims, Jonah Odim, Gerhard Opelz, Janice Orlowski, Abid Rizvi, John Roberts, Dorry Segev, Tina Sledge, Robert Steiner, Sandra Taler, Steven Textor, Gil Thiel, Amy Waterman, Errol Williams, Robert Wolfe, James Wynn, Arthur J. Matas

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In light of continued uncertainty regarding postkidney donation medical, psychosocial and socioeconomic outcomes for traditional living donors and especially for donors meeting more relaxed acceptance criteria, a meeting was held in September 2010 to (1) review limitations of existing data on outcomes of living kidney donors; (2) assess and define the need for long-term follow-up of living kidney donors; (3) identify the potential system requirements, infrastructure and costs of long-term follow-up for living kidney donor outcomes in the United States and (4) explore practical options for future development and funding of United States living kidney donor data collection, metrics and endpoints. Conference participants included prior kidney donors, physicians, surgeons, medical ethicists, social scientists, donor coordinators, social workers, independent donor advocates and representatives of payer organizations and the federal government. The findings and recommendations generated at this meeting are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2561-2568
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • Kidney
  • living donor


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