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UK kindles fresh hope for kidney transplant patients
| Updated at: 1422 PST, Friday, August 20, 2010|
LONDON: Medical experts in Britain said they can receive more organs from those whose hearts have stopped; thus, the number of UK kidney transplants could be doubled and hundreds of lives saved.
These experts said they preferred kidneys from those who are brain dead but whose hearts are still working.
A Cambridge University study of 9,000 transplants found kidneys from "cardiac death" donors - used on a local basis but not nationally - are as good.
The BBC's Kim Riley spoke to Professor Andrew Bradley from the University of Cambridge and Paul Welsh, a dialysis patient.