Thursday, August 18, 2016
Why are kidneys more likely to discarded on weekends?
New study shows that usable kidneys are discarded at 29% higher rates on Friday and at 25% higher rates on Saturday, holding kidney quality constant. Furthermore the discarded kidneys were of higher quality than those discarded during the week.
Since 5000 people die waiting for kidneys each year, it is probably not due to lack of demand.
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