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Type: Journal article
Title: Allocation of cadaver donor kidneys in Australia
Author: Tait, B.
Russ, G.
Citation: Transplantation, 2004; 77(4):627-629
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0041-1337
1534-6080
Abstract: The national allocation of kidneys in Australia is based on a combination of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching and equity factors designed to make transplantation accessible to as many patients as possible. A points system has been designed that deducts points for HLA mismatches but adds points for factors such as levels of HLA sensitization, waiting time on dialysis, and a loading for pediatric patients. Kidneys that do not reach the level of matching required for national allocation are transplanted in the donor state using both matching and waiting time criteria, which caters to minority groups with rare HLA types.
Keywords: Humans
Cadaver
ABO Blood-Group System
Kidney Transplantation
Resource Allocation
Minority Groups
Tissue Donors
National Health Programs
Regional Medical Programs
Waiting Lists
Australia
DOI: 10.1097/01.TP.0000103729.24295.9F
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