Paired Kidney Transplant: A Donor's Story

Paired Kidney Transplant: A Donor's Story


On April 21, 2010, Casey Campbell donated her left kidney at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The kidney was donated part of a six-person paired kidney transplant "chain," in which three recipients and three donors were cross-matched. One of the participants was a friend of hers, Howard Irving Scott, III, of Macon, Georgia. Although Campbell's kidney did not go to Scott, her participation in the program made the "chain" transplant possible, saving Scott the possibility of waiting five years on a kidney. RECIPIENT Howard Irving Scott's story here: Paired Kidney Transplant: A Patient's Story Background The Emory Kidney Transplant Program provides state-of-the-art evaluation, medical and surgical treatment, and follow-up care for patients approaching or at end stage renal disease (ESRD). Although not considered a cure for patients with ESRD, kidney transplantation offers preferable alternatives to dialysis for many patients. Emory's Kidney Transplant Program ranks as one of the most prestigious solid organ transplant programs in the Southeast and in the country. In 1966, Emory performed Georgia's first kidney transplant, and our program continues to expand with kidney transplantation increasing to approximately 150 deceased donor and living donor transplants each year. Additionally, our survival rates are among the highest in the country as the school at Emory is constantly devising new strategies through research methods to prevent organ rejection. For Donors The generous act of donating a kidney can be an incredible and rewarding experience for everyone involved. Kidney transplantation can improve the length and quality of the recipient's life and strengthen the feeling of closeness between the recipient and the donor. Donation is an important decision, which involves potential benefits and risks. The Emory transplant team will evaluate each potential donor very carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Emory transplant coordinator at 404-727-3250 or toll free 1-866-727-3250. Additional information regarding transplantation can be found at The following information is provided to help you understand Emory's living donor process: Related Links Emory Kidney Transplant & Transplantation Program Changing nature's course Video: "Domino' Liver Transplant at Emory Living Donor Program

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