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ECU, Vidant kidney exchange patients gather for first time

Donor Ken Lewis, left, and recipient Michael Tice.
(3/27/15) — The four donors and recipients involved in a recent kidney exchange at Vidant Medical Center met all together for the first time March 27 on the medical center campus.

The surgeries were performed Dec. 23 by physicians from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and Eastern Urological Associates. The exchange was the third of its kind at Vidant; a six-person swap was done in 2011, and a double swap in 2013.

“In all transplant cases, we want to give the recipients and donors the best advantage,” said Dr. Claire Morgan, assistant professor of surgical immunology and transplantation for Brody. “In these cases, we optimized outcomes for the organ recipients by swapping their intended donors to get better matches and lessen their chances of organ rejection.


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