WKD 2012 Scientific Editorial – The global role of kidney transplantation

Every year, a scientific editorial is written for the occasion of World Kidney Day. The papers are researches on scientifically relevant topics that links to the campaign as a scientific basis for the annual theme.Each editorial is written by nephrologists working for the campaign on a voluntary basis and is usually published in more than 50 scientific journals.

2012 – The global role of kidney transplantation

Guillermo Garcia GarciaPaul N. HardenJeremy R. Chapman and For the World Kidney Day Steering Committee 2012

World Kidney Day on 8 March 2012 provides a chance to reflect on the success of kidney transplantation as a therapy for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) that surpasses dialysis treatments for the quality and quantity of life and for cost effectiveness. An experimental, risky, and very limited treatment option 50 years ago is now routine clinical practice in more than 80 countries.

WKD Editorial 2012