Kidney Transplantation--A 46-year Experience from the Transplant Institute, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Friman S, Nordén G, Lennerling A, Fehrman-Ekholm I, Felldin M, Hansson S, Rydberg L, Holgersson J, Rizell M, Kvarnström N, Gustafsson B, Gäbel M, Olausson M, Mjörnstedt L.
Clinical Transplants 2011, Chapter 12
The limiting factor in organ transplantation is the availability of organs. Ongoing work to improve donation rates both at the public and the organizational level in donating hospitals is essential. We also think that encouragement of live donation is important, and the possibility of ABO incompatible transplantation has increased the number of LD transplantations. The one-year graft survival rate is excellent and focus has shifted towards achieving long-term results to reduce the attrition rate. There is also an increasing interest in studying and working to reduce comorbidities on a long-term basis and thus, improve survival rates and recipient quality of life.