Patient stories

Kidney transplant patient stories

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Kidney donation chain a first for the region
John Tracy knew that a beloved family member, Priscilla Deshayes, was receiving dialysis to treat her kidney disease. But a Thanksgiving visit in 2009 left him shaken.

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"It's like winning the lottery"
For Priscilla Deshayes, kidney disease seemed to come out of nowhere. But the cure came from a family member and four other kidney donors whose generosity resulted in five kidney transplants that occurred in Minneapolis and Fargo during July 2010.