n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Organ donation and transplantation in South Africa - an update : more about... general surgery

Volume 31, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



South Africa has one of the highest incidences of renal failure in Africa. It is estimated that we now have over 5 000 patients with end-stage renal failure, and more than 2 500 of these patients are awaiting transplantation. Transplantation is more cost-effective and provides a much better quality of life for these patients than dialysis. But transplantation in South Africa is far more than just kidney transplantation.

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