20 August 2010

Kidneys From Dead Patients as Durable as Ones From Those Deemed Brain-Dead

Finding could mean more organs would be available for those who need them

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In the new study, professor J. Andrew Bradley, of the University of Cambridge, and colleagues studied a database of 9,134 kidney transplants from 2000 to 2007. Of those, 845 were from people whose heart stopped beating after a decision to withdraw life support; the rest were from brain-dead patients.


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