Kidney Gift That Kept on Giving

Sleeman said UNOS is limiting the swaps to two- or three-way matches when the database launches in 2010. Montgomery estimates the potential for kidney transplants with the new database could save many lives.

"If we were able to have all the patients in the country who have incompatible donors enter into a pool, then we could do an additional 1,500 transplants a year," Montgomery said. "That is a 25 percent increase over what we currently do."

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