Digital Journal | Christopher Wager
Duke University Hospital, a world-class medical facility already known for an outstanding center in the treatment of Autoimmune diseases, adds to their impressive medical record with the first in North Carolina history live kidney donor multiple patient transplant. Although these types of transplants have been done before, mastering this technique offers doctors and patients at Duke University Hospital a much-welcomed alternative to conventional kidney dialysis treatments, which are needed when a patient develops end stage kidney failure, or loses 85 to 90 percent of their total kidney function. Some groups at high risk for developing kidney disease include African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans.
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