Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors
Healthy kidneys from elderly donors are often rejected, but even kidneys from donors 80 and older can function for years after transplantation, Italian researchers report.

The results were published online Dec. 15 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

"The results of this study support the use of extended criteria donors, even donors older than 80 years, but they have to be accurately selected and managed with dedicated protocols," Dr. Luigi Biancone, of the University of Turin, said in a journal news release....
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