Earlier this year, more than 1500 organ recipients gathered in Minneapolis-St
Paul to compete for medals in track and field, tennis, and other sports at
the National Kidney Foundation’s 8th biennial US Transplant Games. This
year’s event commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first successful
human organ transplant—a kidney. Among the attendees honored were Ronald
Herrick, the man who donated his kidney to his identical twin brother, Richard.
Chairing the event was Joseph Murray, MD, the surgeon who performed the operation.
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