Clinical Practice Session

Better Luck Next Time: Planning for a Second Transplant

November 08, 2019 | 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Location: 151, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Patients for whom a first transplant fails have poor outcomes on dialysis. Most research has focused on improving the outcomes of transplant failure patients on dialysis. This session examines the use of repeat transplantation and discusses how to successfully prepare patients for a second transplant.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the pros and cons of an organ allocation policy that does not consider previous transplant history
  • Identify patients who are not candidates for repeat transplantation
  • Describe the unique considerations with a second living donor transplant
  • Discuss the process for planning and medically managing a repeat transplant

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology
  • Dialysis


  • Christopher D. Blosser, MD
  • Krista L. Lentine, MD, PhD, FASN