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Real Survival Benefit Seen With Kidney Transplant

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  • A patient with end-stage renal disease who undergoes a kidney transplant has a clear survival benefit compared to those who stay on dialysis.
  • There is a higher risk of death immediately following the transplant operation, but transplant patients will live an average of 20 years longer than dialysis patients.
  • These findings should change the thinking about kidney transplantation to consider it a lifesaving technique, not just life-enhancing, according to one expert.

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