Kidney Research UK has revealed that around 100 kidneys could potentially be saved for transplant each year after being retrieved from donors.
They looked at three years of data from NHS Blood and Transplant to determine the number of kidneys deemed clinically unsuitable for use. However, a new technique to better preserve kidneys before surgery could extend their viability and increase the number of kidneys available for transplant. The findings come as we mark Organ Donation Week 2022 – a time typically used to spread awareness around the benefits and impact that transplantation can have.
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