• Living Donor (LD)

    A living human being from whom cells, tissues or organs have been removed for the purpose of transplantation.

    A Living Donor has one of the following three possible relationships with the recipient :
    A/ Related:
    A1/ Genetically Related:
    1st Degree Genetic Relative: Parent, Sibling, Offspring
    2nd Degree genetic relative, e.g. grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, Other than 1st or 2nd degree genetically related, for example cousin
    A2/ Emotionally Related: Spouse (if not genetically related); in-laws; Adopted; Friend

    B/ Unrelated = Non Related: Not Genetically or Emotionally Related

  • Paired Kidney Exchange (PKE)

    An approach to living donor kidney transplantation where patients with incompatible donors swap kidneys to receive a compatible kidney. KPD is used in situations where a potential donor is incompatible.

  • Consent to donation

  • Confidentiality

    Regards the treatment of information an individual has disclosed in a relationship of trust. This relationship implies the expectation that the disclosed information will not be divulged without prior permission. Recognised exceptions in the medical context may be justified by a country’s laws.

  • Donor safety

    A minimisation of living donor complications or adverse reactions related to donation

  • Donor evaluation

    The procedure of determining the suitability of a potential donor, living or deceased, to donate.

  • Donor

    Donating human cells, tissues or organs intended for human applications.

  • Follow up

    Subsequent examinations of a patient, living donor or recipient, for the purpose of monitoring the results of the donation or transplantation, care maintenance and initiating post-donation or post-transplantation interventions.

  • Informed consent

  • Grafted

    Refer to Transplantation definition

  • Recipient

    The human being into whom allogeneic human cells, tissues or organs were transplanted.

  • Transplantation

    The transfer (engraftment) of human cells, tissues or organs from a donor to a recipient with the aim of restoring function(s) in the body.