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Just thirty years after the first kidney transplant between identical twins was undertaken in 1954, organ transplantation has come of age. Today many transplant surgeons have attained success rates of over 80 percent survival for at least five years among those who have received kidneys from live related donors. The survival rate for those who receive cadaver kidneys five years after surgery is 60 percent. More than 95 percent of corneal transplant recipients have their sight restored.
Date Posted: 08 March 2007