Call to use Belfast hospital for kidney transplants

The Irish Kidney Association has called on transplant chiefs to start using Belfast City Hospital to reduce the waiting times in the Republic.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
8th June, 2014
Patients in the Republic face long waits for surgery. Picture: Thinkstock

The Irish Kidney Association has called on transplant chiefs to start using Belfast City Hospital to reduce the waiting times in the Republic.

Patients with kidney disease face long waits for transplants. The living donor programme at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, which is the national kidney transplant centre, has been closed to new entrants since the start of the year.

A living donor kidney transplant means that the donor kidney comes from a living volunteer,...

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