Revision of the Portuguese Rules for the Selection of the Donor‐Recipient Pair in Kidney Transplantation

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Donor Selection, Kidney Transplantation, Portugal, Resource Allocation, Tissue and Organ Procurement

Abstract

The process of reviewing and updating the rules for the selection of donor‐recipient pairs in transplantation is underway, 16 years after the implementation of the current rules. Shortly after the implementation of the 2007 rules, some voices questioned the effectiveness of their results. Therefore, in addition to technical and scientific advances, the errors identified in the past should also serve as lessons learned for this new process underway.

We hope that the current review will lead to simpler, more transparent and fairer allocation rules for such a precious commodity as deceased donor kidneys for transplantation.

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11-03-2024

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Revision of the Portuguese Rules for the Selection of the Donor‐Recipient Pair in Kidney Transplantation. (2024). Portuguese Kidney Journal, 38(1), 54-57. https://pkj.spnefro.pt/index.php/journal/article/view/7

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