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Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: The Donor Profile in Trinidad and Tobago

A National Kidney Transplant Programme was started in Trinidad and Tobago in January 2006. Kidneys were procured from mainly living donors. This study looks at the profile and short-term outcomes of 60 consecutive living donors from start to May 2010.



Objective: The National Organ Transplant Unit (NOTU) of Trinidad and Tobago, first implemented in January 2006, was mandated to facilitate renal and corneal transplantation. Since then, 60 transplants have been performed utilizing living kidney donors. The aim of this study is to ascertain the typical donor profile and to highlight the safety involved with live kidney donation.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013
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