A Possible System for Optimal Donor Kidney Exchange in Turkey

Cilaci-Tombus A., Tombus O., Titiz I., Ozkan L.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.44, no.6, pp.1623-1625, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier


The lack of available deceased donors and the immunological incompatibility between the patients and their voluntary donor candidates make kidney exchange among donor-patient pairs a preferable solution performed locally by many organ transplantation centers in Turkey. However, maximum benefit from kidney exchange can only be achieved when the donor patient pool is maximized using a nationwide kidney exchange program. This work discusses kidney exchange practices worldwide to develop a nationwide exchange program in Turkey and related challenges.