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2008-02-21 09:00:00

India's acute shortage of legal kidneys for transplant is the key reason police regularly break up horrific illegal organ-transplant rings.

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2007-07-28 03:00:00

More than fifty years have now passed since the first successful human organ transplant. During that time, substantial progress has been made in both surgical techniques and immunosuppressive drug therapy.

2007-06-27 06:01:16

By Wellington, Alison J Whitmire, Justin B This article examines the problem of kidney shortages for transplant in the United States.

2006-04-26 14:35:53

LONDON (Reuters) - Transplant patients who need a new kidney will soon be able to receive them from donors they do not know, under new rules due to come into force from September.

2005-10-04 15:02:29

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A trading scheme among patients with access to live kidney donors is needed to more readily match recipients and organs because differing blood types are blocking transplants, said the authors of a study published on Tuesday.

2005-08-25 11:41:23

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Say you wanted to donate a kidney to a relative, but weren't a match.


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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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