Organ Donation for Consideration: An Indian View Point

  • K. C. Reddy


No universal yardstick can be used to determine the modality of treatment a patient with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is likely to get. Two major criteria eventually decide the fate of that patient, and both have little to do with actual medical practice:
  1. 1

    The part of the world the patient happens to be born in

  2. 2

    The extent of his wealth



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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Reddy
    • 1
  1. 1.Pandalai Cardio Thoracic FoundationKilpauk, MadrasIndia

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