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The nation's organ-transplant network is considering giving younger, healthier people preference over older, sicker patients for the best kidneys. The changes would represent the most comprehensive overhaul of the system in 25 years. Instead of giving priority primarily to those who have been on the waiting list the longest, the new rules would match recipients and organs to a greater extent based on factors such as age and health to try to maximize the number of years provided by each kidney -- the most sought-after organ for transplants.

By Ryan Kellett  |  February 23, 2011; 7:09 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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