10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HUMAN KIDNEYS
1. The blood flow in kidneys is higher than the blood flow in heart, liver and brain. In a single hour, kidneys receive around 120 pints of blood.
2. Kidneys measure around 4.5 inches in length.
3. Kidneys are no bigger than a standard computer mouse or a cell phone.
4. Exactly half of one single kidney is capable of doing the job that is performed by two Kidneys together.
5. If one kidney is taken away, and the functional capacity of the other kidney is reduced to just 75%, it can still sustain life.
6. Some children are born with only one kidney. For them, the single kidney eventually grows to the extent where it's the weight of two Kidneys.
7. Kidney disease can never be reversed. It's progression can only be slowed down.
8. The first ever kidney transplant was conducted by Yuri Voronoy, a Russian MD in 1933.
9. The first ever successful kidney transplant was conducted by Dr. Joseph E. Murray, in December 1954. The transplant was between two identical twins.
10. Nearly 1.5 Million Globally, go through Kidney Transplant and Dialysis.
By the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).
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