Jewish Hospital completes rare 6-part kidney transplant

Surgeons at Louisville, Ky.-based Jewish Hospital completed a six-part kidney transplant Nov. 1, the hospital's first domino surgery since 2013, according to WDRB.

Bill Clements was in need of a kidney, and though his wife Kathy was a willing donor, she was not a match.

Dianna Rainbolt was willing to donate a kidney to her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Hardesty, who was suffering from a genetic kidney disease, but was also not a match..

In a third scenario, Whitney Webster wanted to donate a kidney to her aunt Phyllis, but they too were not incompatible.

So, the team at Jewish Hospital proposed a rare domino surgery.

On Nov. 1, all six people went under the knife. Ms. Clements donated to Phyllis Webster, Whitney Webster donated to Ms. Hardesty and Ms. Rainbolt to Mr. Clements. All surgeries were a success, and all six patients have been released from the hospital.

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