Function of Cadaver Renal Homografts in Relation to Age of Donor, Cause of Death, and Ischaemia TimeBr Med J 1968; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5633.739 (Published 21 December 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:739
- H. J. O. White,
- D. B. Evans,
- R. Y. Calne
Twenty-six renal grafts four months or more after transplantation have been shown to function satisfactorily when the donor's age has varied from 10 to 64 years and the period of warm ischaemia has been between 26 and 133 minutes. It is suggested that a more lenient view be adopted with respect to the age of the donor, but that a warm ischaemia time of two hours should not be exceeded.