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Weight 'key' in kidney transplant success

Matching up the weight of donors and recipients boosts success in kidney transplants, suggests French research.

A study of over 1,000 transplant patients found those receiving a small kidney in proportion to their weight were more at risk of complications.

In the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the researchers said the findings would give surgeons a new chance to improve long-term survival.

But a UK expert warned a donor shortage would limit weight-based matches. More ..