Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kidney Exchange coming to Spain (and liver exchange in HK)

Spain, which has the highest per-capita recovery rate of deceased donor organs in the world, is looking to expand its capacity for live donor kidney transplantation, by starting to use kidney exchange. Adn.es reports: España hará un trasplante cruzado de riñón.
"The first cross-kidney donation done in Spain will take place between two couples in June. "

HT to Flip Klijn

Update: for those who didn't click on the wonderful comment, here it is:
denisec said...
The first liver exchange in Hong Kong occurred a few weeks ago. It was described as "heaven sent" in the media: I save your hubby, you save my brother-in-law , and here it is (with a photo) in a Chinese newspaper

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denisec said...

The first liver exchange in Hong Kong occurred a few weeks ago. It was described as "heaven sent" in the media.

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=77294&sid=22310981&con_type=1

And in Chinese newspaper:
http://www.takungpao.com/news/09/01/20/GY-1021201.htm