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Kidney Registry Set Up

by Kathy Jones on  December 31, 2010 at 9:53 PM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
A nonprofit organization has set up a kidney registry which attempts to do away with delays caused due to mismatched blood groups.
 Kidney Registry Set Up
Kidney Registry Set Up
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The Apex Swap Transplant Registry (ASTR) has been commissioned by the Apex Kidney Foundation and will be made up of details of people who are in dire need of a kidney.

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A successful transplantation in two such pairs of kidney donor-recipients is possible if the kidney of one donor matches that of the recipient of the other pair or vice-versa.

Speaking on the register, ASTR coordinator, Dr Vishwanth Billa said, "This is the first time in India that an initiative has been taken to start a swap transplant registry to curtail the waiting period for patients. The facility is provided free of cost."




Source: Medindia
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