The following methods are recommended for storing kidneys from donors who have died:
- machine perfusion using the LifePort kidney transporter
- cold static storage using Belzer UW storage solution or Marshall's hypertonic citrate solution.
The choice of storage method should be based on:
- the expertise and equipment available to the teams collecting the kidney
- how the teams are organised, and
- the distances involved.
If more than one of the storage methods are equally suitable the least costly should be used.