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Survival in renal transplant recipients in Colombia, 2008-2012.

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Summary of "Survival in renal transplant recipients in Colombia, 2008-2012."

The Red Nacional de Donación y Trasplantes of the Colombian Instituto Nacional de Salud reported that in 2014, 1,059 organ transplants were performed, of which 761 were kidney transplants, and 643 (84.5%) of these were from cadaveric organ donors.

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Name: Biomedica : revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
ISSN: 0120-4157
Pages: 175-183

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