People undergoing dialysis would have a better quality of life if they had a kidney transplant.
Many patients with end stage kidney disease would live longer and have a better quality of life with a kidney transplant compared to staying on dialysis.
It’s time to go beyond improving the mechanisms for implementing existing laws.
Australia’s organ donation levels are low by international standards. At least twenty countries achieve better donation rates than Australia's 16.1 donors per million population (DPM).
Kidneys are a feature-packed, highly efficient filtration and waste elimination system.
Rather innocuous-looking and tucked away below the ribcage, kidneys are crucial for keeping us alive and well.
Trust in doctors to do the right thing.
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