RESHAPE Scientific Meeting June 17, 2022 at 12:30

François GAILLARD, Transplantation, Nephrology and Clinical Immunology Department of the Edouard Herriot Hospital

 « Kidney transplantation with living donor in the care pathway in Nephrology »

Kidney transplantation is the standard treatment for end-stage renal failure. The availability of kidney transplants limits access to this treatment. Transplantation from a living donor is an alternative that significantly reduces the waiting time for dialysis. Currently transplants from living donors represent less than 15% of all kidney transplants in France. To date, 2 issues limit the use of living kidney donation:

1- The eligibility criteria for living kidney donation are still widely debated

2- The impact of this transplantation strategy on the care pathway in nephrology is unknown