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The First Successful Organ Transplant

05 Apr 2016 5:55 PM | Cathy Teal (Administrator)
The First Successful Organ Transplant

On December 23, 1954, Dr. Joseph Murray performed the first successful kidney transplant on Richard Hendrick at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, in Boston, MA. Hendrick received the "Gift of Life" from his identical twin brother, Ronald. That historical, medically ground-breaking surgery set into motion today's rather common-place practice of organ transplantation to save lives and cure disease.

Richard Hendrick. Hendrick received the
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