Re: Kidney-nappers

Derek Strong (
Mon, 8 Sep 1997 19:05:44 -0700

Arjen Kamphuis wrote:

> is this not 'merely' a matter of having a large & varied supply, and the
> ability for storage? (How long can you store a kidney?)

That's the problem, and why there can't be a large and varied supply. I
think the kidney can be stored for on the order of 36 hours (if anyone has
references and/or corrections to this please add them). In any case, it's
an extremely short period of time. That's why organ vitrification is so
important... it opens up the real possibility organ *banking*.

Derek Strong aka Derek Ryan
Webmaster, Extropy Institute