Kidney Paired Donation (KPD): How Is It Working

The widening gap between the demand for and supply of donor kidneys has led to a call for an expansion in the potential donor pool. Efforts have been made to increase the number of available grafts by facilitating additional donations of living-donor kidneys. Such efforts include KPD, allowing for a significant increase in the number of patients that receive a living kidney transplant, which, in turn frees up additional deceased donor kidneys for those that are on the national wait list for a kidney. This presentation will provide an update of KPD and discuss the challenges faced and the next steps that will need to be initiated to maximize the potential benefit for patients who might receive transplants as a result of broadened KPD.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. Review the challenges with KPD and steps that are taken to maximize the potential benefit for patients who might receive transplants as a result of broadened KPD
  2. Discuss the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) pilot and their outcomes to date
  3. Explain the importance of KPD and the significant impact it has in facilitating live-donor kidney transplantation

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Faculty Listing
John J. Friedewald, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Division of Nephrology
Director, Clinical Research
Comprehensive Transplant Center
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

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Last Name

First Name

Disclosure

Resolution

Role

Chart-Hart

Sarah

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

N/A

Planner

Gleason

Rebecca

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

N/A

Planner

Lindberg

Barbara

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

N/A

Planner

AbecassisMichaelNN/APlanner

Bishop

Michael

Celgene (S), Novartis (C)

RI

Planner

Friedewald

John

Astellas (S)

R1

Speaker

 

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, case managers, and other healthcare professionals.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
10/31/2013
Activity expires: 
10/31/2015
Rating: 
0

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
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