Figure 1229

Effects of donor source on renal allograft survival. Data from the United Network for Organ Sharing Scientific Registry were used to compare 3-year graft survival rates between recipients of kidneys from different donor sources. The best graft survival was seen in recipients of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical sibling donors. Grafts from spouses and other living unrelated donors, however, survived just as well as did grafts from parental donors and better than grafts from cadaveric donors. These data have encouraged centers to use emotionally related donors to avoid the long waiting times for cadaveric kidneys. (From Terasaki and coworkers [10]; with permission.)

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