Kidney Paired Donation in Developing Countries: a Global Perspective

Kute V. B., Fleetwood V. A., Chauhan S., Meshram H. S., Caliskan Y., Varma C., ...More

Current Transplantation Reports, vol.10, no.3, pp.117-125, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40472-023-00401-9
  • Journal Name: Current Transplantation Reports
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-125
  • Keywords: Deceased donor, Living donor, Solid organ transplantation
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose of Review: We review the key principles of kidney paired donation (KPD) and discuss the status and unique considerations for KPD in developing countries. Recent Findings: Despite the advantages of KPD programs, they remain rare among developing nations, and the programs that exist have many differences with those of in developed countries. There is a paucity of literature and lack of published data on KPD from most of the developing nations. Expanding KPD programs may require the adoption of features and innovations of successful KPD programs. Cooperation with national and international societies should be encouraged to ensure endorsement and sharing of best practices. Summary: KPD is in the initial stages or has not yet started in the majority of the emerging nations. But the logistics and strategies required to implement KPD in developing nations differ from other parts of the world. By learning from the KPD experience in developing countries and adapting to their unique needs, it should be possible to expand access to KPD to allow more transplants to happen for patients in need worldwide.