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Same Kidney Transplanted Into Two Patients Within Two Weeks
2012-04-26 11:03:36

In a first of its kind transplant scenario, a kidney that had been donated to a patient in need, was removed and implanted into a second recipient after it failed in the first transplant patient. Ray Fearing, a 27-year-old from Illinois received the kidney from his sister Cera after a long battle with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease in which scar tissue develops on the part of the kidney that filters waste out of the blood, ultimately causing kidney failure. Signs...

2012-04-25 10:25:44

Transplant recipient donates kidney after disease threatens the organ; re-implantation reverses damage and allows another patient to thrive CHICAGO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, a kidney that had been donated to a patient in need was removed and implanted into a new patient, the third individual to have the organ, after it failed in the first transplant recipient. Ray Fearing, a 27-year-old Arlington Heights resident received the organ from his...