Study: Kidneys from older living donors perform well in transplants

09/19/2008 | Reuters

Canadian researchers found that kidneys from living donors over the age of 55 functioned very well after they were transplanted into elderly patients suffering from kidney failure. "With looming changes to organ allocation in the U.S., living donor transplants from older living donors may prove to be an important avenue for elderly patients awaiting kidney transplantation," the researchers said.

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