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Long-term Health of Organ Donors Gets Fresh Look

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Older kidney recipients can benefit from organs from older donors. But previous cerebrovascular disease may reduce the survival benefits of these kidney transplants, according to a recent study.

Living donors are now getting their due as a medical population of interest that will be officially monitored for health outcomes and other data over time.

A pilot study at 10 transplant centers began enrolling donors for the Living Donor Collective, a living donor registry, in January 2018 and will enroll through September 2019 (Table 1). After that, the registry will begin enrolling at other transplant programs nationwide. A wide