Monday, April 6, 2015

Kidney exchange may be imminent in Sweden

Two articles in the Swedish press reflect the growing preparations there for kidney exchange:

Matchning av donatorer kan öka tillgången på njurar--Har provats i andra länder
(G Translate: Matching of donors can increase the supply of kidneys--Have been tried in other countries)

"Cooperation in Sweden will take place between the four hospitals that carry out kidney transplants, in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Uppsala.

Already have begun to collect possible pairs to the database, and at some point during the year, it hopes to implement the first draw."

Organutbytesprogram ska ge fler njurar (Organ Exchange will provide more kidneys)
"A new exchange system will reduce the waiting time.
- In this way you can do two transplants that previously could not do any at all, says Lars Wennberg, chief of transplant clinic at Karolinska University Hospital"
"The project is already underway and we hope that in 2015 implementing the first exchange. In the future it may also be necessary to work the same way in Scandinavia."

See my earlier post:

Tommy Andersson.on the prospects for kidney exchange in Scandinavia

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