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Availability of Cadaveric Kidneys for Transplantation

Br 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
  1. David L. Crosby,
  2. Robert R. West,
  3. Helen Davies

    Abstract

    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.