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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

College student given ‘Gift of Hope,’ receives kidney transplant

FOX 13

LAKE CITY -- The wait is over. Twenty-year-old Truc Tran was diagnosed with Lupus when she was 16 years old and told she would need a new kidney.

Tran is a University of Utah student hoping to further her career in finance and accounting. Last week, a relatively new procedure changed her life when a donor family, who lost a 4-month-old, gave the gift of life.

Dr. Jeff Campsen performed the kidney transplant adding both smaller kidneys to her poorly functioning kidney.

“What’s super cool about that is those kidneys will grow, so in six months from now she'll have almost two normal sized kidneys as opposed to one transplanted kidney,” Campsen said. Continue reading


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