DuWayne V.

Celebrating Organ Transplant Longevity

Organ Transplants with 25 Years or More Survival of the Transplanted Organ



Kidney  27 Years


Age: 64  Place of Residence :Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

Transplanted Organ(s): Kidney.    Date of Transplant: June 7, 1978 Transplanted At: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN. 

Donor: Deceased Donor, sixteen year old boy (already had a donor card),    Contact with Donor Family Not Allowed,: .

Special First in Transplant Life: .

How Transplant Has Affected  My Life: Though I'm a male, I consider this kidney 'My Baby'

Except for a severe reaction (nearly died) to the experimental drug ALG six days after the transplant and a weird reaction five weeks later every kidney function has gone so well that I sometimes nearly forget for several days about it. It has taken me through 17 surgeries for joint/prostheses and revisions, with nary a sputter..


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