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Transplant Tourism dangers

A study just published by Clinicians on patients in the West Midlands who travelled overseas to receive Living Donor transplants has found that clinical outcomes are often poor. Over 30% of the patients in the study who travelled either died within three months (17%) or lost their new kidney within a year(14%).

The full report is available for download here (PDF, 626 KB).

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NKF wishes to thank Wolters Kluwer Health for granting the NKF a licence to publish this article on the website.