Monday, December 7, 2009


The first documented kidney transplant in the United States was performed June 17, 1950, on Ruth Tucker, a 44-year-old woman with polycystic kidneys, in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Due to no immunosuppresive therapy, the kidney rejected right away. The first successful human kidney transplant took place at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, USA, with identical twins.

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