Hospital’s 5-transplant Kidney Swap Sets California Record

Hospital’s 5-transplant Kidney Swap Sets California Record

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StethoscopeIn what is the largest single-hospital kidney swap in the state, five patients received new kidneys from five healthy donors in a marathon series of operations performed Friday at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Loved ones were able to contribute kidneys even though they were not a match for their family members. Strangers were matched up with others to produce a transplant chain 10 organs long.

(READ the story in the San Francisco Chronicle)

 

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