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Kidney Swaps Help Extend Lives - 06 Aug 2012
Kidney Swaps Help Extend Lives - 06 Aug 2012
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August 03, 2012
Adam Abernathy frowns as a nurse puts an IV in his arm as he waits to receive a donated kidney as part...
New York, UNITED STATES
Abernathy frowns as nurse puts IV in his arm as he waits to receive donated kidney as part of a five-way...
Adam Abernathy frowns as a nurse puts an IV in his arm as he waits to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
Adam Abernathy (L) listens to a doctor's instructions as he waits to receive a donated kidney as part...
New York, UNITED STATES
Abernathy listens to doctor's instructions as he waits to receive donated kidney as part of a five-way...
Adam Abernathy (L) listens to a doctor's instructions as he waits to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allow five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
Adam Abernathy (C) walks to surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
New York, UNITED STATES
Abernathy walks to surgery to receive donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New...
Adam Abernathy (C) walks to surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
David Ferguson (L) looks in on his partner Adam Abernathy prior to them participating in a five-way organ...
New York, UNITED STATES
Ferguson looks in on his partner Abernathy prior to them participating in five-way organ transplant swap...
David Ferguson (L) looks in on his partner Adam Abernathy prior to them participating in a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
David Ferguson (L) listens to a doctor's instructions as he waits to donate a kidney as part of a five-way...
New York, UNITED STATES
Ferguson listens to doctor's instructions as he waits to donate kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
David Ferguson (L) listens to a doctor's instructions as he waits to donate a kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Ferguson's partner Adam Abernathy received a donated a kidney for transplant from a stranger while Ferguson's donated kidney went to another person as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
A nurse puts an IV in the arm of David Ferguson as he waits to donate a kidney as part of a five-way...
New York, UNITED STATES
Nurse puts IV in arm of Ferguson as he waits to donate a kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
A nurse puts an IV in the arm of David Ferguson as he waits to donate a kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Ferguson's partner Andrew Abernathy received a donated a kidney for transplant from a stranger while Ferguson's donated kidney went to another person as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
Honica Brittman (R) listens to a doctor's instructions as she waits to take part in a five-way organ...
New York, UNITED STATES
Brittman listens to doctor's instructions as she waits to take part in a five-way organ transplant swap...
Honica Brittman (R) listens to a doctor's instructions as she waits to take part in a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Brittman donated a kidney for transplant as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Experts say donors such as Brittman are key to helping the over 90,000 people awaiting a kidney transplant in the United States, according to the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
Surgeon James Guarrera carries a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera carries donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Abernathy as part of five-way...
Surgeon James Guarrera carries a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
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August 03, 2012
Surgeons Lloyd Ratner (R) and Karim Zalazun (L) harvest a donor kidney for patient Andrew Abernathy,...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeons Ratner and Zalazun harvest donor kidney for patient Abernathy, who participated in five-way...
Surgeons Lloyd Ratner (R) and Karim Zalazun (L) harvest a donor kidney for patient Andrew Abernathy, who participated in a five-way organ transplant swap, in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
Adam Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
New York, UNITED STATES
Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive donated kidney as part of five-way organ transplant swap...
Adam Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
Honica Brittman waits to take part in a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Brittman...
New York, UNITED STATES
Brittman waits to take part in a five-way organ transplant swap in New York
Honica Brittman waits to take part in a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Brittman donated a kidney for transplant as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Experts say donors such as Brittman are key to helping the over 90,000 people awaiting a kidney transplant in the United States, according to the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
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August 03, 2012
Adam Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
New York, UNITED STATES
Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap...
Adam Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
A surgical team prepares Adam Abernathy for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgical team prepares Abernathy for surgery to receive donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
A surgical team prepares Adam Abernathy for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
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Surgeon Karim Zalazun looks at a monitor displaying a donor kidney...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Zalazun looks at monitor displaying donor kidney for patient Abernathy, who participated in five-way...
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Surgeon Karim Zalazun looks at a monitor displaying a donor kidney for patient Adam Abernathy, who participated in a five-way organ transplant swap, in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else will donate a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
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August 03, 2012
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Members of a surgical team implant a donated harvested kidney...
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Members of surgical team implant donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Abernathy as part...
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Members of a surgical team implant a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
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Surgeon James Guarrera (R) implants a donated harvested kidney...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera implants donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Abernathy as part of five-way...
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Surgeon James Guarrera (R) implants a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
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August 03, 2012
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Surgeon James Guarrera prepares a donated harvested kidney to...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera prepares donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Abernathy as part of five-way...
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Surgeon James Guarrera prepares a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
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Surgeon James Guarrera prepares a donated harvested kidney to...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera prepares donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Abernathy as part of five-way...
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Surgeon James Guarrera prepares a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
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Surgeon James Guarrera harvests the damaged kidney of patient...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera harvests damaged kidney of patient Abernathy as part of five-way organ transplant swap...
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Surgeon James Guarrera harvests the damaged kidney of patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of a chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS - GRAPHIC CONTENT

Surgeon Lloyd Ratner looks at a monitor displaying a donor kidney...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Ratner looks at monitor displaying donor kidney for patient Abernathy, who participated in five-way...
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Surgeon Lloyd Ratner looks at a monitor displaying a donor kidney for patient Adam Abernathy, who participated in a five-way organ transplant swap, in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
Surgeon James Guarrera harvests the damaged kidney of patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera harvests damaged kidney of patient Abernathy as part of five-way organ transplant swap...
Surgeon James Guarrera harvests the damaged kidney of patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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