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Patient devastated to get cancer from kidney transplant

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Dialysis patient 'Sally' had to have her donated kidney removed when it was found to have cancer. She is clear of the disease but is reluctant to have another transplant.

Surgeons have told File on 4 that they are carrying out transplants using organs from cancer patients, elderly people, heavy smokers, alcoholics and drug addicts due to a shortage of donors.

Hear File on 4's investigation into organ transplants: Tue 24 Nov, 8pm, Radio 4 or afterwards at the File on 4 website.

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