Table 3.

Key recommendations for referring nephrologists to help improve the live kidney donor evaluation

Key Recommendations
All health care professionals involved in care of the kidney patient should be informed of the live donor evaluation process• Benefits of LDKT
• Donor inclusion/exclusion criteria
• Evaluation process
• Donor confidentiality
Develop improved partnerships between the referring nephrologist and the transplant program• Transplant candidate referral phase
• Donor identification and screening phase
• Donor evaluation phase
• Donor follow-up phase
Live donor transplant education and advocacy• Transplant candidate education regarding LDKT
• Transplant candidate social network education regarding LDKT and donation
• Facilitation of donor identification
• Identification of coercion and family pressures
• Facilitate identification of donor champions/advocates
  • LDKT, live donor kidney transplant.