n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Organ donation and transplantation in South Africa - an update : more about... general surgery
|Article Title||Organ donation and transplantation in South Africa - an update : more about... general surgery|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jun 2013|
|Pages||220 - 222|
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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