Successful reuse of a transplanted kidney: 3-year follow-up

Am J Kidney Dis. 2007 Jul;50(1):143-5. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2007.04.016.


The number of new transplantations has not kept pace with the ever-growing number of patients waiting for a kidney transplant, and there has been a growing shortage of deceased donor kidneys. Previously transplanted organs have been used to increase the donor pool. There is very little data about the reuse of a transplanted kidney. We report a case of successful reuse of a kidney graft after the death of the first recipient with a 3-year follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Donor Selection
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / surgery*
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tissue Donors*