"Extreme" kidneys effective in transplants, experts say

10/5/2007 | Economist (free content), The

A new study has found that "extreme" donated kidneys, which are often rejected for transplant in the U.S. due to concerns that they are not healthy enough or up to par, are as effective as kidneys that match the standard acceptance criteria in the 30 months after transplantation. Researchers found adverse transplant outcomes were impacted by longer idle time between removal and transplant, not by quality of the kidney or the donor's history.

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