Surgery Thursday Webinar #8 – Living Kidney Donation
Surgery Thursday Webinar organised in collaboration between UEMS Section of Surgery and the Berufsverband Österreichischer Chirurgen
Living kidney donation is a highly specialised field in transplant surgery and involves probably the most unique operation surgeons can perform: removing a vital organ in a perfectly healthy individual that does not need this operation. In this webinar I will try to show the uniqueness in all its different forms, and the enormous benefits a kidney transplantation from a living donor brings to patients with end-stage kidney failure (compared to a kidney from a deceased donor), and the need for more equity of access in Europe for all patients in need of a kidney transplantation.
Speaker: Frank JMF Dor, MD PhD FEBS(Hon) FRCS – Imperial College Healthcare, London