A Possible System for Optimal Donor Kidney Exchange in Turkey

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

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.44, pp.1623-1625, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.04.008
  • Page Numbers: pp.1623-1625


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.