Priority 10 from the Kidney Transplant PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Can bioengineered organs be developed to be as safe as human to human transplants?  How can this be achieved?
Overall ranking Priority questions agreed on but not put in ranked order
JLA question ID 0037/10
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

No systematic reviews or studies identified

Health Research Classification System category Renal and Urogenital
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples

How long are we away from creating kidneys from stem cells? How near are we to " manufacturing" kidneys? Are there any alternatives to kidney transplants e.g. mechanical kidney ?? stem cell kidneys being grown? How far off are we from using patients stem cells to 'grow' organs, so transplantation could mean a kidney free of toxic medication?

Comparison Surgery
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Patients x 3 Clinicians x 1

Outcomes to be measured Patient and graft survival, graft function, adverse events
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0037
PSP name Kidney Transplant
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 90  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 3 February 2016