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Wiping out kidney transplant waiting list 'could save NHS £650million'

Wiping out the waiting list for kidney transplants could save the NHS £650million over five years, according to a charity.
The staggering sum was revealed as a YouGov poll showed that three million adults would consider donating one of their kidneys to a stranger who needed a transplant.
Last year, so-called ‘altruistic donors’, who do not know the people who will receive their organ, accounted for just three per cent of living donor kidney transplants.

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