Update: Seven years after transplant, Cincinnati woman heads to prestigious NYC fellowship

CINCINNATTI | Carrie Blackmore Smith
Annie Laib, left, meets and says thank you to Amy Maliborski, who donated one of her kidneys to Laib, on Feb. 5, 2010.(Photo: Enquirer file)
A woman tells her card-collecting husband that she is his donor match in the most amazing way.

Ten years ago, Annie Laib wasn't sure whether her health would hold out long enough for her to graduate from medical school.

But a kidney transplant at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 2010 changed the course of the physician's life.

Now, Laib is being featured in the hospital's "Journey to Fifty" a celebration of 50 years of organ transplants.

Laib now works as a resident at UC Health's anatomic and clinical pathology department. She finishes that program soon and next year starts a fellowship at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City.

Annie Laib was in a lot of pain.

The 33-year-old doctor's kidneys were failing and no one in her extended family, not even one of her 25 cousins, was a match for a transplant. Continue reading


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