Table 5.

Comparison of acute rejection within 6 months of deceased donor kidney transplantation collected for the Deceased Donor Study with rejection recorded in the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database

OPTN RejectionDDS Rejection
YesNoTotal
Yes20424
No27437464
Total47441488
  • Patients who experienced allograft failure or died by 6 months were excluded from this analysis along with patients with missing 6-month forms for either study. One patient in the OPTN dataset and three patients in the DDS dataset had no outcome reported on acute rejection in the 6-month form. Please see Table 6 for data on diagnostic performance of the OPTN acute rejection variable. OPTN, Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network; DDS, Deceased Donor Study.