Live Kidney Donor

Every year, hundreds of patients die waiting for a kidney transplant due to a shortage of organ donors, with a waiting time for a suitable (deceased) donor organ that might reach several years, particularly for some ethnic groups. Living kidney donation offers the recipient the best opportunity of success in terms of definitive renal replacement therapy, with superior survival compared to deceased donor kidneys, and the possibility to preemptively address renal replacement therapy without facing the burden of dialysis.

This Transplant Live module aims to provide an overview of the current state of the art in live kidney donation, as well as representing a useful resource for those willing to learn the technical and logistical aspects.

As part of the Module, the operations recorded during the Live Donor Nephrectomy (LiDo) course, an ESOT Hands on course, are hosted, to really represent “Transplant Live”. The course is held every year at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

In order to qualify for the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) credits, you are expected to complete the EACCME Self-assessment. You will find this assessment under the tab "EACCME Self-Assessment" in each module. After you have made the assessment, you will receive the certificate by email. Although recommended for further educational development, if you do not wish to collect EACCME® credits, please note that none of the quizzes are compulsory. You may freely navigate the course in any order at your leisure. Finally, to accompany some of the lectures and presentations, a selection of author-suggested e-books, congress highlights and publications are also available. We hope you enjoy this course.


Educational objective(s)

This course will provide an opportunity to advance your knowledge on the topic of ................................., from developing foundation knowledge to building on advanced skills. To obtain your credits, you have to complete the EACCME self assessment. 


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CME Accreditation

This course, made available on and organised by ESOT, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ( EACCME ) to award 7 European CME credit (ECMEC). Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited.


All author and the course editor have declared that they have no conflicts of interest in relation to the material in this course. The production of this course was funded entirely by ESOT. No external sponsorship was received. The material used in this course was prepared in ............................

Live Kidney Donor


This module will provide an opportunity to advance your knowledge on live kidney donation. We will cover a range of topics, from new developments in the area of living donor psychosocial assessment and selection; through to managing conflicts of interest and informed consent. We hope you enjoy this course.

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