September 15, 2011

Paired exchanges give kidney donors new options


Charles Caliendo is getting a new kidney this week at the Mayo Clinic. His sister Laura is going to donate one of hers. "I watched my brother on dialysis," Smalley said. "I saw what he was going through and I don't want him to go through that again."… "That actually, in many ways, multiplies the gift," said Mayo transplant surgeon Mikel Prieto. "Because not only do you see that your brother's getting better thanks to your gift, but some other person that you'll get to meet actually gets your gift organ."

KARE 11,, John Cromanm 9/15/11

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Tags: Transplant

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