High mortality among recipients of bought living-unrelated donor kidneys.

@article{Salahudeen1990HighMA,
  title={High mortality among recipients of bought living-unrelated donor kidneys.},
  author={Abdulla K. Salahudeen and Henri Woods and Anup Pingle and M Nur-El-Huda Suleyman and K Shakuntala and Mooppil Nandakumar and T M Yahya and Abdallah S. Daar},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1990},
  volume={336 8717},
  pages={725-8}
}
Between June, 1984, and May, 1988, 130 patients from three renal units in the United Arab Emirates and Oman went of their own accord to Bombay, where they bought, through brokers, kidneys from living unrelated Indian donors for US$2600-3300. 131 transplants were done, and the 122 patients who survived the perioperative period returned to their original renal units for follow-up. Altogether there were 25 deaths (16 before the end of 3 months, 4 in the next 3 months, and 4 more by the end of the… CONTINUE READING