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Woman Receives Rare Living-Donor Small Bowel Transplant From Dad

Tuesday, February 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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Woman Receives Rare Living-Donor Small Bowel Transplant From Dad

 

Newswise, January 28, 2016

 

Brianna Lugo, a 20-year-old woman from Lake Villa, Illinois, received a rare living-donor small bowel transplant from her father Dec. 3 at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.

Both patients are now home and doing well.

UI Health surgeons removed about six feet of small intestine from 59-year-old Bruce Lugo and transplanted the segment into his daughter.

 

Click here to read more about Brianna's story in Newswise, 1/28/2016


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