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Homicide and rates of renal transplantation in the United States and Australia

Matthew M Large
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (6): 339-340.
Published online: 16 March 2009

To the Editor: Critics of the proposal to legalise trade in kidneys have pointed out the low rates of renal transplantation in Australia compared with the United States,1 where the trade in organs is also illegal. However, it is unclear if the lower rate of renal transplantation in Australia is a result of a shortfall in transplants from living or deceased donors.

  • Matthew M Large

  • Mental Health Services, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: mmbl@bigpond.com

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