Sunday, February 19, 2012
60 Lives, 30 Kidneys, All Linked
A nice NY Times story, about a nonsimultaneous chain organized by Garet Hil's National Kidney Registry .
Mike Rees gets a nod for the revolution he began at the Alliance for Paired Donation with the first nonsimultaneous chain: Advances in kidney exchange, in the New England Journal of Medicine
Here's why they're important: Nonsimultaneous kidney exchange chains produce more transplants than simultaneous chains
See previous blog posts on kidney exchange chains here.
Update: here an NKR press release that touches on some work that Itai Ashlagi and I are doing with them.