Two families pull off multiple-donor kidney transplants
Doctors at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center performed successful kidney transplants Wednesday involving multiple donors and recipients from two families.
Rhonda McClarn of Chicago received a kidney from Megan Randall of Michigan. In turn, McClarn’s son, Tevin Hamilton, donated a kidney to Randall’s mother.
Doctors performed the surgery using robotics and said there were no apparent complications.
The two families were paired together after tests showed family members were not a match for each other.
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