Saturday, August 30, 2014

Kidney exchange makes inroads in Florida

3-way kidney exchange at Jackson Memorial Hospital first in Fla. history

..."Jasko and Figueroa are just one pair in a three-way kidney exchange that happened at Jackson Memorial Hospital on July 9. It's the first of its kind in Florida.
"In all, six people took part in six life-saving surgeries. The four-hour procedure had to happen at the same time.
"All donor surgeries have to start at the same time," said Dr. Giselle Guerra, medical director of the Living Kidney Donor Program. "(We) can't have a donor back out. If they back out, it breaks the pair and we can't proceed."

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