Innovation Webinar - Kidney Pumping


With gratitude to our sponsor:


Kidney Pumping:  What Does the Data Show and What Does the Future Hold


Thursday, March 17, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Time                  


Lynn Onken, PMP, CQIA - Moderator
Quality Systems Manager
Nebraska Organ Recovery, Omaha, NE

Glen A. Franklin MD
Professor and Vice Chairman for Education
The Hiram C Polk, Jr MD Department of Surgery
University of Louisville, KY
Medical Director, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, KY



Kidney pumping is not a new practice, however, extensive data analysis is revealing considerations that could challenge our current practice. During this webinar we will review the current state of machine perfusion of kidneys in the USA, the current techniques available and indications. Using existing data, we will examine the types of donor kidneys that will benefit the most from cold machine perfusion and the impact on graft survival. We will discuss the challenging navigation of economic and business decisions, regulatory expectations, and ethical obligations to transplant outcomes  and discuss how this navigation may shape our future practice. 
Target Audience:  

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to

  • Describe the physiological and technical process of kidney pumping.
  • Explain the results of the data analyses conducted and the impact on patient selection.
  • Identify the conflicting demands on determination of whether to utilize kidney pumping.
  • Describe the ethical and economic considerations for kidney pumping.
  • Identify the potential impact of the new kidney allocation system on kidney pumping.
  • Explain the considerations for future practice decisions based on current evidence available.