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Priority Given to Kidney Donors When They Need a Kidney

Source: HealthDay, Renal & Urology News, Physicians News Digest, November 21, 2014 Researchers led by Dr. Peter Reese found that a US policy that puts previous kidney donors at the top of the transplant list is working. The organ donors had much shorter waiting times for a transplant and received higher-quality kidneys than non-donors. “After transplant, their survival is excellent compared with similar people who were not organ donors,” Reese added.