Overview of Renal Transplantation in the United States
Chase Cavayero and Pran M Kar*
Department of Nephrology, Veterans Adminstration, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pran M. Kar
Department of Nephrology
5201 Raymond Street, Rm 1006
Orlando, Flroida 32803, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 02, 2014; Accepted Date: July 28, 2014; Published Date: July 30, 2014
Citation: Cavayero C, Kar PM (2014) Overview of Renal Transplantation in the United States. J Transplant Technol Res 4: e131. doi: 10.4172/2161-0991.1000e131
Copyright: © 2014 Cavayero C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Renal transplants have been performed in US since 1954. Survival rates have improved with new techniques and immunosuppressants. The 5 year survival rate of cadaveric and living related is 66% and 78% respectively. Renal transplant offers a cost effective and better quality of life. Since 2001 the number of live kidney donors has surpassed cadaveric donors in United States. As a society we need to encourage organ donation via education and outreach programs.