Table 1.

Primary reasons listed for kidney discard in 2013 by the OPTN

Primary ReasonsaKDPI<85
N=1206KDPI≥85
N=1440
n%n%
Biopsy findings3352855939
No recipient located2632241729
Prior organ function122101108
Anatomic abnormalities928806
Organ trauma686151
Diseased organ323302
Donor medical history40.3110.8
Donor infection151.2130.9
Organ too old23290.6
Donor social history70.600
Recipient unsuitable70.660.4
Long warm ischemia50.430.2
Organ not as described70.610.1
Otherb2362018613
  • a These categories are provided in OPTN dataset and involve subjective judgment.

  • b Free text category; reasons included donor renal cell carcinoma, surgical trauma, and poor pump parameters.