The present article reviews the results of cadaveric renal transplantation and organ donation in Mississippi during the years 1984-88. Patient and graft survival in cadaveric renal transplantation have continued to improve since the introduction of cyclosporine as an immunosuppressive agent. In the Mississippi Transplant Program recipients of primary cadaveric renal transplants currently demonstrate 93% patient and 82.3% graft survival rates. Despite this improvement in outcome slightly more than 1% of ESRD patients in the state undergo transplantation annually compared to 7.5% nationally.
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