Child-to-adult kidney transplant success

Perth surgeons have broken new ground by successfully transplanting a deceased toddler's kidneys into a 35-year-old man.

It is the first child-to-adult procedure to be successfully performed at the Royal Perth Hospital using the ‘en bloc' technique, where both kidneys are transplanted at the same time, along with the major renal vessels.

The technique could help overcome longstanding reluctance to use paediatric kidneys in adults, which stemmed from