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Journal of Transplantation
Volume 2011, Article ID 626501, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/626501
Review Article

Donors and Recipients of Living Kidney Donation: A Qualitative Metasummary of Their Experiences

Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal, P.O. Box 6128, Downtown Station, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3J7

Received 15 January 2011; Accepted 15 April 2011

Academic Editor: O. Ringdén

Copyright © 2011 Deborah Ummel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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