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 course aims to provide an overview of the current state of the art in live kidney donation, as well as to represent a useful resource for those who wish to learn the technical and logistical aspects of live kidney donation.

    As part of the course, you can view the operations recorded during the 2019 edition of the ESOT Live Donor Nephrectomy (LiDo) course at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


    Topic Description Activities Duration
    Lectures ..... ...... approximately ...... hours
    EACCME self assessment An EACCME self assessment for obtaining your credits Self assessment approximately 20 minutes