Transplantation tourism: high risk for the recipients

Yarkın K. Yakupoglu1, Ender Ozden1, Melda Dilek2, Alper Demirbas3, Zelal Adibelli2, Saban Sarikaya1, Tekin Akpolat2

Article first published online: 9 DEC 2009
Clinical Transplantation
Volume 24, Issue 6, pages 835–838, November/December 2010

The shortage of donor organ supply is forcing patients with end-stage renal disease to alternative searches. The aim of this study is to present the clinical and laboratory data of five patients who were transplanted in Egypt from paid living-unrelated donors and followed at our institution.

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