International Kidney Transplants

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International Kidney Transplants

Post  Lauren Victory on Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:41 pm

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5ipikjRywul5Oy90Na-g3nrzPtWTg

This article discusses a suggestion by an LA doctor to open up the kidney donor registry to those in Canada so both countries can hopefully increase the chances that their sick are matched up with a compatible donor.

The article also discusses the pluses and minuses of"altruistic" donors or as one of the homework problems named them "angel kidneys." This is the type of system that will probably be employed if this international kidney transfer actually gets established. Using an altrustic system would obviously open up the possibilities that can continue for months and probably lead to better matching but that system also risks detering donors who wait on lists for a long period of time to find someone compatible enough to donate to.

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