A renal transplantation from a living unrelated donor to a diabetic male with end-stage renal failure was performed under standard protocol (see discussion at end of narrative ) at the National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health. In this living unrelated transplant there were no HLA matches, an increasingly common scenario with the current shortage of organs, with reported 92% 1-year graft survival, which is significantly better then cadaveric donors.
A magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) was performed on the donor to identify any anomalous renal vasculature prior to organ procurement (see renal anatomy). There was a single renal artery on each side.
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