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The Mathematics behind Lifesaving Kidney Exchange Programs

Olivia M. Carducci
Math Horizons
Vol. 18, No. 1 (September 2010), pp. 26-29
DOI: 10.4169/194762110x525539
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/194762110x525539
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Abstract

AbstractWhat happens when a willing organ donor turns out to be incompatible with a loved one’s blood type? The tools of graph theory may have vital implications for the evolving formulation of a national kidney exchange network.

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