This 11th Report from the Renal Transplant Registry updates and extends a profile view of the natural history of a renal transplant and, in addition, comments on selected topics that have become increasingly important since the last report.1
The Renal Transplant Registry operates under sponsorship of the American College of Surgeons and receives funding from several cooperating institutes of the National Institutes of Health. The present registry and its advisory committee are direct descendants of the Kidney Transplant Registry founded in Boston in 1963 and capably operated there for several years by Drs. Joseph E. Murray and Benjamin A. Barnes. That the registry exists at all is testimony to the vision of these investigators and the cultivation by them of a spirit of cooperation and experience-sharing with other transplantors that has allowed accumulation of registry data over subsequent years.
It is recognized that the 246 institutions that report to
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