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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Leave No Kidney Behind: Optimizing Utilization of Deceased and Living Donor Kidneys

November 03, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Room 115, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

There are more than 90,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant in the United States, yet thousands of deceased donor kidneys are discarded every year, and potential living kidney donors often face logistical and financial hurdles that can make donating a kidney burdensome. This session addresses the need to develop, improve, implement, and measure new tools and pathways for increasing access to kidney transplants for everyone who needs a life-saving kidney transplant or wishes to become a living donor.

ASN thanks the ASN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Identify guidelines that transplant centers and surgeons must consider during the kidney allocation process
  • Discuss knowledge gaps that people who are on the kidney transplant waiting list or are being evaluated for a kidney transplant may have
  • Outline recognized barriers to living kidney donation
  • Describe efforts to increase equity and fairness in transplantation in vulnerable communities

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Kidney Transplantation