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3-way kidney transplant brings triple the joy


The Miami Transplant Institute of the University of Miami and the Jackson Memorial’s Medical Center has successfully performed the first kidney exchange transplant in Florida on three couples, according to The Miami Herald.

The kidney matching exchange, newly launched, is performed  when pairs of donors and recipients are not genetically compatible. Donors give their organs to a person and receive in exchange a kidney that can be used by his or her recipient.

In the three-way transplant, the surgery was performed on three pairs: Dale Jasko and his son Jonathan Jasko; Mary Rivero Morales and her husband Omar Figueroa; and Alana Gonzáles and her husband Gabriel García. The MTI’s surgeons performed all six surgeries simultaneously on July 9 in six operating rooms at Jackson Hospital. More than 60 healthcare professionals took part.



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