Live Donors for Kidney Transplants
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001856|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : March 15, 2018
On a yearly basis there are approximately 12,000 kidney transplants in the United States. Presently there are approximately 40,000 patients awaiting a transplant with only 5,000 available donors. Due to the obvious difference between organ supply and demand, live donors have become a standard source of kidneys for transplantation.
Research has proven that kidneys from living donors are superior to cadaveric donors (kidneys harvested from a deceased individual). Kidneys from living donors are not exposed to extremely low temperature that could increase post-operative problems. They are less likely to experience rejection and there is a decreased likelihood that a patient will have to undergo post-operative dialysis.
The objective of this study is to promote the enrollment of healthy individuals to serve as kidney donors for patients undergoing research kidney transplantation at the NIH. Potential donors will be screened to make sure they are able to survive with a single kidney without significant medical risk. Additional tests will be taken to establish compatibility with the recipient. Compatible donors will be evaluated to determine which kidney is suitable for transplantation. Both the donation and transplantation procedure will be conducted on the same day. Appropriate post-operative care and follow-up will be provided at the Clinical Center.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||260 participants|
|Official Title:||Live Donor Renal Donation for Allotransplantation|
|Study Start Date :||May 17, 1999|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 30, 2014|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001856
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Monique E Cho, M.D.||National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)|