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Paediatric non-heart-beating renal transplantation
  1. Anusha G Edwards1,
  2. Hugh McCarthy2,
  3. Justin D Morgan1,
  4. Moin A Saleem2
  1. 1Department of Surgery, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
  2. 2Children's Renal Unit, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ms Anusha G Edwards, Department of Surgery, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB, UK; dr_ag_edwards{at}


Expanding donor numbers for paediatric transplantation is an urgent, difficult issue. The use of non-heart-beating donor renal transplants has seen a revival in adult practice, with encouraging results. The authors present the first two cases in the UK of paediatric renal transplant from non-heart-beating donors.

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