Austin Market Examiner | John Egan
Kent Bowen, 47, of Austin and Sherry Gluchowski, 59, of Leander were two of the links in a record-setting chain of kidney transplants last year involving 30 donors and 30 recipients. It’s been hailed as the world’s longest chain of living-donor kidney transplants.
None of the kidney donors knew the recipients beforehand; all of the donors were prompted to “pay it forward” because loved ones had received life-saving organs. The 60 operations spanned four months, 17 hospitals and 11 states, according to The New York Times.
The donors and recipients were matched through a computer program created by the nonprofit National Kidney Registry.
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