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Global Kidney Exchange: Overcoming the Barrier of Poverty
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:55:08 PM »

Global Kidney Exchange: Overcoming the Barrier of Poverty
Lara C. Pullen PHD
American Journal of Transplantation
DOI: 10.1111/ajt.14469

This month's installment of “The AJT Report” debates the benefits, ethics and sustainability of Global Kidney Exchange. We also look at efforts to shore kidney paired donation implementation in the United States.

Key Points
   •   Dialysis is unaffordable for most low-income individuals around the world.
   •   A newly created GKE would enable poor people from developing countries to donate and receive organs.
   •   Some stakeholders believe that a widespread GKE would be a sustainable strategy for overcoming financial barriers to transplantation, while others believe that it is misguided or even unethical.

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