Kidney Transplants – is matching available lifespans of kidney and patient appropriate ? (via Global Supply Chain Musings)

Interesting read on kidney transplants matching criteria…

A New York Times article (February 25, 2011) describes a new proposal for allocation of transplanted kidneys – match the lifespan of the recipient and the kidney. The article describes the fact that in the current system an 18 year old donor's kidney may be allocated to a 77 year old patient.  It is thus highly probable that the recipient may die while the kidney remains functional.  The proposal would match lifespans of the kidney and the recipi … Read More

via Global Supply Chain Musings

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