J Clin Nephrol Kidney Dis | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Living Kidney Donor Evaluation and Rejection: A Danish Single-Centre Experience

Anne D Thuesen1*, Jan Carstens1, Tanja C Weble1, Inge D Baerentsen1, Helle C Thiesson1, Lars Ulrich Hansen2 and Claus Bistrup1

1Department of Nephrology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
2Department of Urology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

*Correspondance to: Anne Daugaard Thuesen 

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Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate our3-day living kidney donor work-up. To identify the potential kidney donors that either accepted for donation, or rejected in a 5-year period.
Methods: Retrospective study, all potential living kidney donors who attended our 3-day donor work-up programme in the department of Nephrology at Odense University Hospital in Denmark from 2005 to 2009 were included. A potential kidney donor was referred by the transplant nephrologist to the work-up if the candidate had normal screening tests, a life history without significant disease, a genuine interest in becoming a kidney donor and the donor/recipient couple had an acceptable immunological assessment.
Results: 153 potential living kidney donors completed the 3-day work-up. Thirty-four potential donors (22.2%) were declined. Nine of the 34 donor candidates (26.4%) had to low renal function based on measured glomerular filtration rate, and eight (23.5%) had an abnormal Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). Nine (26.4%) were rejected by the transplant surgeons due to kidney anatomy.114 out of 119 approved candidates donated a kidney (74.5% of evaluated candidates).
Conclusions: It was possible to approve 77.8% as suitable donor candidates and 95.8% of them donated a kidney.


Donor evaluation; Kidney transplantation; Living kidney donor; Donor assessment


Thuesen AD, Carstens J, Weble TC, Baerentsen ID, Thiesson HC, Hansen LU, et al. Living Kidney Donor Evaluation and Rejection: A Danish Single-Centre Experience. J Clin Nephrol Kidney Dis. 2018; 3(1): 1013.

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