Availability of Cadaveric Kidneys for TransplantationBr Med J 1971; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5784.401 (Published 13 November 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;4:401
- David L. Crosby,
- Robert R. West,
- Helen Davies
The availability of cadaveric donor kidneys for transplantation has been estimated from a retrospective survey of hospital deaths in Wales during 1969. Seventy-six “probable donors” and 167 “possible donors” were identified, indicating that the potential supply of donor kidneys is sufficient to meet the present demands of patients needing kidney transplantation.