TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, vol.23, no.2, pp.112-117, 2014 (ESCI)
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TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
Kidney transplantation, Living kidney donor, Donor evaluation, Exclusion reason, BLOOD-PRESSURE, RENAL-FUNCTION, DONATION, IMPACT, HYPERTENSION, CITY, RACE
Bursa Uludag University Affiliated:
OBJECTIVE: Due to severe organ shortage, living kidney donors are important choices for transplantation. In Muslim countries, such as Turkey, living kidney donors are the main source of donor pool. In the literature, reasons for living donor exclusion are reported from several countries. However, there is no published study that focused on exclusion reasons of donor candidates in Turkey where living kidney transplantation rate is 73.4%. The goal of this retrospective study was to examine the exclusion reasons for donation among living kidney donor candidates at a single center in Turkey.