Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kidney Donor chain

  • When Debbie Gianquinto found out that she couldnt donate her kidney to her husband, Dan, she offered up her much-needed organ to a stranger in Florida and Dan turned to a man he had never met in California for help.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The worlds longest chain of organ donations has been completed in the US, with 30 patients receiving a kidney from 30 living donors.
  • (BBC News)
  • RIVERSIDE, calif. —Rick Ruzzamenti admits to being a tad impulsive. He traded his Catholicism for Buddhism in a revelatory flash. He married a Vietnamese woman he had only just met.
  • (Denver Post)
  • A year ago, an electrical contractor named Rick Ruzzamenti walked into a California hospital and offered to donate a kidney, no strings attached.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • A history-making kidney transplant chain involving 60 people across the country had two important links in the Chicago area.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • Rees of the University of Toledo Medical Center, whose registry, the Alliance for Paired Donation, put together the first non-simultaneous kidney chain.
  • (New York Times)
  • A conversation with a desk clerk at a yoga studio triggered the longest chain of kidney donation that has so far helped 30 people get a replacement kidney.
  • (Med India)
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  • (SmartBrief)
  • What made the domino chain of 60 operations possible was the willingness of Ruzzamenti to give the initial kidney, expecting nothing in return.
  • (Seattle Times)
  • Theyre participating in whats referred to as a donor exchange program, said Robin Petersen-Webster, a kidney transplant coordinator with the Ohio State University Medical Center.
  • (Zanesville Times Recorder)

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