Kidney 'swap shop' offers patients hope

 作者:左丘戥典     |      日期:2019-03-02 05:04:08
A KIDNEY “swap shop” could solve the dilemma of people who need a new kidney and have a willing but incompatible donor. The US scheme, which aims to go nationwide within two years, would let two transplant patients switch donors to get a better tissue match. “Paired exchanges” are made possible by algorithms that can match thousands of donors and patients while striking a balance between finding the greatest number of pairs and forming the best matches. Over 60,000 people in the US alone are waiting for a new kidney,