Pittsburgh hospital plays role in 68-person kidney chain
from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
With donations from cadavers unable to meet demand for organs, transplant experts in Pittsburgh and around the country hailed a 68-person kidney chain as the kind of approach urgently needed to counter a growing transplant waiting list. In what was described as the nation's largest exchange to date, 34 people donated kidneys and 34 received them over a two-month period beginning in January. The exchange involved 26 transplant centers, including Allegheny General Hospital, which recovered organs from two donors and transplanted kidneys into two recipients.
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