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Table 3 Cause of delays (>300 days elapsed between first contact and organ procurement) in the donation process

From: Strategies to increase living kidney donation: a retrospective cohort study

  Cohort 1 (2005–2008) n = 19 Cohort 2 (2009–2012) n = 48 p-value
Participation in the LDPE* program 0 (0) 9 (12.3) 0.010
Donor or recipient medical condition† 16 (13.0) 28 (22.8) 0.47
Logistic considerations§ 3 (6) 11 (23) 0.12
  1. *LDPE Living Donor Paired Exchange.
  2. †Donor conditions included need for kidney biopsy, smoking cessation, weight loss, hypertension, investigation for renal cysts, psychological consultation; recipient conditions included infections, diverticulitis, need for cholecystectomy or partial colectomy, further cardiac evaluation, and investigation for an ovarian cyst.
  3. §Logistic considerations included foreign donors, moves, separations, travelling, and work schedule considerations.