Traveling abroad for organ transplants increases health risks.
More than 3,000 people a day are added to the waiting list for kidney transplants, leading some to travel abroad in order to buy one.
Travelling to another country for a kidney transplant from a living donor carries significant risks, according to a study of patient travel for the procedure.
The study, presented at Kidney Week 2015, the annual conference of the American Society of Nephrologists, found patients who purchased kidneys from living donors abroad faced higher risk of rejection of organs and of not surviving the procedure, according to press release.
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