Advantages of Living Donor Kidney Transplants
As always, donated kidneys are in short supply. For the loved ones of someone with end-stage kidney failure, considering becoming a living donor could be a tremendous gift. Dr. Peter Abt from the University of Pennsylvania explains the significant benefit of this type of transplant in keeping patients off of dialysis. He also explains about "giving chains" for patients who have a willing but incompatible donor.
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Peter Abt, M.D.
Assistant Professor of SurgeryDr. Abt specializes in transplant surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he is Associate Professor of Surgery. His interest lies in the improvement of the organ transplant process and overseeing and ensuring safety. Dr. Abt has participated multiple research areas such as tumor surveillance in the transplant setting and survival outcomes dependant on variables like quality... more >