Kidney Swap Chain Matches 6 Patients, 6 Donors At San Francisco Hospital

March 5, 2015 11:37 AM

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.

Dr. William Bry, a surgeon at California Pacific Medical Center, said the "kidney paired donations" are occurring thanks to a woman who started a chain of donations and a computer program that matches donors to recipients, KGO-TV reported Wednesday ( ).

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