By Kaitlyn Schaeffer
Everyone knows that organ donation saves lives, but this process entails consequences, risks, and other variables that are still unknown. In light of this, many researchers have undertaken studies to better understand such mysterious factors. Recently, the World Health Organization gathered and synthesized data indicating the long-term success rates of kidney donations, from both live donors and cadavers, from various countries around the world. The data reveal the survival rates of kidney recipients a year following their procedures. Depicted on a map, the data indicates that success rates for kidney donation worldwide are remarkably high. Additionally, success rates from cadaver donations are on par with live donations. Hopefully this finding will encourage the use of cadaver organs so live donors can be spared the risks associated with donation procedures.
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