Surgeon perfusing donor kidney for transplantation

Surgeon perfusing donor kidney for transplantation

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This image is part of the sequence Healthcare: Surgeon prepares donor kidney for a kidney transplant operation

Credit: ANTONIA REEVE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Donor kidney preparation. Surgeon perfusing a donor kidney in a kidney-shaped bowl prior to a transplant operation. Perfusion solution is supplied through the tube at centre left. The kidney is being stored in ice to maintain its condition. Donor kidneys must also have their fat removed and their blood vessels prepared prior to transplantation. Kidney transplantation is the simplest and most commonly performed organ transplant, and it has a very high success rate. It is done to replace kidneys with chronic kidney failure. This view is part of image sequence M575/050-56 showing a kidney being prepared for transplantation.

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Keywords: donor, healthcare, hospital procedure, kidney, kidney transplant, kidney-shaped bowl, medical, medicine, organ transplant, perfusion, surgery, surgical treatment, transplant

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