Milestone kidney transplant with memorial significance

WTNH | By Jocelyn Maminta

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A life saving organ transplant surgery two and a half weeks ago marks a significant milestone for Yale-New Haven Hospital.

“Here we go, the 1000th kidney transplant,” says Surgeon Dr. Sanjay Kulkarni.

It’s the 1000th live kidney donor transplant for the transplantation team. Dr. Kulkarni is orchestrating the moves in the donor’s operating room.

He explains, “It’s a big team effort whenever this occurs, everything has to be coordinated so there is a good result.”

Less than a half an hour later, Dr. David Mulligan is in another room, successfully reconnecting the kidney with it’s recipient.

“The kidney is in, ” says Dr. Mulligan, “and looking beautiful.” Continue reading

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