Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: cadaveric kidneys

  • Dr. Jochem Hoyer’s singular act of altruism

    Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Operating theatre. Photo by Piotr Bodzek. Via Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 3.0. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” — Martin Luther King, Jr.   Kidney transplantation is the preferred form of treatment for chronic, permanent renal failure. Transplanted patients have better long-term survival than…