New challenges in multi-hospital kidney exchange

  title={New challenges in multi-hospital kidney exchange},
  author={By ITAI ASHLAGI and Alvin E. Roth},
A kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for end stage renal disease, but over 90,000 patients are waiting for a cadaver kidney in the U.S., and fewer than 11,000 such transplants are performed annually. Live donation is also possible, and there are now more live than deceased donors each year in the U.S., although they still account for fewer than 6,500 transplants a year (since living donors only donate one kidney). And having a healthy willing live donor is not enough: sometimes a… CONTINUE READING
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