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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Pending Challenges When Addressing Donor Kidney Function: How Low Is Low Before and After Donation

November 06, 2022 | 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: W307, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

This session reviews current evidence about selecting appropriate kidney donors. Experts discuss the best approaches to determine optimal pre-donation GFR, review current data about post-donation GFR, and discuss when and if a kidney donor should be diagnosed with CKD.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss optimal pre-donation GFR and current approaches to kidney function evaluation
  • Summarize current data about post-donation GFR
  • Describe the prevalence of hypertension in kidney donors before and after donation and the risks of obesity and metabolic syndrome in kidney donors

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Kidney Transplantation


  • Krista L. Lentine, MD, PhD, FASN
  • Aneesha A. Shetty, MD, MPH


  • Should Optimal Pre-Donation GFR Be Based on a Single Flat Cutoff or Based on Age and Gender?
    09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Emilio D. Poggio, MD, FASN
  • Should Donors Be Classified as Having CKD Post-Donation?
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Sunita K. Singh, MD, MS, MSc
  • The Hypertensive Kidney Donor: How Far to Push It?
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Ann Bugeja, MD
  • Living Donor Prospective on Kidney Donation
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Lacye Deay Trevino