Report of National Kidney Foundation Consensus Conference to Decrease Kidney Discards

Clin Transplant. 2019 Jan;33(1):e13419. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13419. Epub 2018 Oct 21.


The organ shortage is one of the major challenges in the field of organ transplantation, yet the percentage of kidneys procured and discarded prior to transplantation has continued to rise to twenty percent. The causes of organ discard are complex, yet an urgent need exists for collaborative efforts to maximize the utilization of all potentially transplantable renal allografts. The National Kidney Foundation convened a meeting of experts to identify factors contributing to reduced organ utilization, and to propose actionable solutions to decrease the rate of kidney discards.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Consensus
  • Donor Selection*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation / statistics & numerical data*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards*
  • Tissue Donors / statistics & numerical data*
  • Tissue Donors / supply & distribution*
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / organization & administration*
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / statistics & numerical data*