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Shortage of donors hinders organ transplantation

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 09 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:938
  1. C Court

    Organ transplantation is being hampered by a critical shortage of suitable donors together with a continued growth in the numbers of people waiting for treatment, according to a report from the King's Fund Institute. The report says that 1992 was the first year in which the total number of kidney transplant operations in the world's leading transplant nations fell compared with the previous year. Britain has been much less successful than many other countries in its transplantation activity.

    The report …

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