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Nearly 17,000 kidney transplants take place each year in the United States.
Three in 10 patients receiving a kidney transplant require readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge following surgery.
The largest U.S. multicenter study of living kidney transplant donor chains showed that 46 percent of recipients are minorities, a finding that allays previous fears that these groups would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool through this type of exchange process.
A kidney transplant is the best treatment for kidney failure, which afflicts 2 million people worldwide.
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