University Hospital completes 1,000th kidney transplant

September 29, 2010 | 6:01 p.m. CDT
Kidney transplant patient Ethan Russell, 8, gets a hug from his sister Emma Russell, 10, following a press conference at University Hospital on Wednesday. Nancy Russell, Ethan's mother, donated the kidney for his transplant, which was the hospital's 1,000th performed. The first transplant at the hospital was in 1972.

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