Saturday, June 17, 2017

A long transplant chain in Nebraska

An 18 person chain (9 donors and 9 transplants) is celebrated in Nebraska:
After transplant chain, donors meet those whose lives they saved
By Julie Anderson / World-Herald staff writer  Jun 9, 2017

"On Thursday, 18 people — nine living donors and nine recipients from across Nebraska and one other state — gathered at the Nebraska Medical Center to learn how a chain begun by an Omaha mother of seven had come together and how it is making a difference in the lives of the recipients, one as young as 5.

Until then, none had known how many were involved in what now ranks as the largest single-hospital living-donor kidney transplant chain in Nebraska history and one of the largest chains at a single hospital in the United States. Previously the medical center’s largest transplant exchange was a three-way exchange in July 2016."

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