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Kidney transplant vouchers could address timing issues

from Reuters

Creating kidney transplant vouchers for future transplants could reduce the long waiting list for organs in the United States, a new study suggests. In particular, a voucher program could help with "chronological incompatibility," when the donor wants to provide a kidney but the patient doesn’t need it yet. "Innovative solutions to increasing living donation are always needed because of the high level of need for living donor kidneys," said study author Amy Waterman, director of the Transplant Research and Education Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. more

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