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First Successful Organ Transplant, Little Company of Mary, 1950

First Successful Organ Transplant, Little Company of Mary, 1950

Ruth Tucker, 49, suffered from polycystic kidneys and was in need of a new kidney. One of her kidneys was non-functioning and the other only functioned at 10 percent. Tucker’s mother and sister had also died from the same disease. The doctors, hospital leadership and patient bravely decided to attempt something that hadn’t been done…

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