Hospitals Reassess the Age Factor in Evaluating Candidates For Kidney Transplants

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by Logan Lafferty

That is why such experts as Kapur, Segev and Mikel Prieto, surgical director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., are trying to broaden the pool of potential living donors to include adults in their 60s and 70s…“It’s very common that patients in their 70s want to donate. It’s less common that they are fit to donate,” said Prieto.

Additional Coverage: Kaiser Health News

Washington Post by Judith Graham

Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, living donors, Mayo Clinic Rochester, pancreas transplant, Transplant, Washington Post

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