Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tommy Andersson.on the prospects for kidney exchange in Scandinavia

Tommy Andersson talks to Swedish radio about kidney exchange: Matematisk modell kan lindra organbrist (Google translate: Mathematical model can alleviate the organ shortage)

"More than 600 people are now on the waiting list to get a new kidney and organ shortage that the waiting time for a kidney transplant is more than two years. Question is about the work that Swedish transplant hospital and economists at Lund now start doing that one can say that it is really about mathematics that saves lives.

- If everything goes as it should, we expect to increase the number of kidney transplants in Sweden by 10-15 per cent a couple of years. In this sense, it literally saves lives, says Associate Professor Tommy Andersson."

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