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Introduction: Kidney Donation and Transplantation: Ethics and Controversies

      It is now almost 70 years since the first successful kidney transplant when a living-related kidney transplant between identical twins at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston was performed by the team led by Murray et al
      • Murray JE
      • Merrill JP
      • Harrison JH
      Kidney transplantation between seven pairs of identical twins.
      in 1954. One of the major barriers to kidney transplants is the shortage of organs from either living or deceased donors.
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