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September 25, 1972

The Tenth Report of the Human Renal Transplant Registry

Author Affiliations

From the American College of Surgeons/National Institutes of Health Organ Transplant Registry, Chicago.

JAMA. 1972;221(13):1495-1501. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200260031009

Human renal transplantation has become a well-documented surgical event with reports from the Human Renal Transplant Registry, from the European Dialysis and Transplant Association (EDTA), and the Australian National Renal Transplantation Subcommittee having become widely available.1-3 These data now provide a measure of current results compared to those of past years. Thus, new centers entering the field and those with long experience have more assurance of what is to be expected from transplantation as therapy than could have been derived in any other way. "Who can say whether or not a better understanding of cancer of the breast or a better evaluation of treatment of peptic ulcer would exist if similar cooperative data procurement and retrieval had existed for those diseases over the past decades?"4

This report completes a planned changeover by the Registry to calendar-year summation. Therefore, it is a survey of renal transplantation from its inception