Transplant candidates often struggle to accept kidneys

January 2, 2015 5:00 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The night before Ronald Herrick was to have surgery to remove his kidney so he could give it to his identical twin, he received a note from his brother whose life depended on the transplant.

The exchange between the twins culminated in the first successful long-term transplant of a human organ in 1954. Although the surgery happened 60 years ago, a new study shows that the same concerns that likely prompted Richard Herrick to tell his brother to leave the hospital still trouble kidney re...

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