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Digital Life: Facebook posting led to kidney donation

Two men who met briefly a year earlier as salesman and customer became bonded for life because of a wife's Facebook posting seeking a kidney donation for her husband.Roxy Kurze was desperate to find a kidney donor for her husband Jeff, 35, and posted a notice on Facebook seekin … Full story

Former Mary president has 2nd kidney transplant

Former University of Mary President Sister Thomas Welder has undergone a second kidney transplant. Full story

USC re-opens transplant program after problem

A University of Southern California-affiliated hospital has reactivated its kidney transplant program after a doctor put the wrong kidney into a patient who survived the error. Full story

SF hospital performs 10-person kidney exchange

Five people have received healthy kidneys from five donors in what may be among the largest kidney exchanges at a single hospital in California. Full story

Agencies look at new kidney transplant rules

The rules that determine who goes to the top of the list for a kidney transplant could change dramatically under a scenario being considered by federal health agencies. Msnbc.com's Alex Johnson reports. Full story

Jailed sisters to be released for kidney transplant

   NBC’s Pete Williams reports the governor of Mississippi is releasing two sisters from prison. One sister needs a new kidney and the other sister agreed to be the donor.

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  Tracy Morgan gets kidney transplant

Actor Tracy Morgan, best known for his role on "30 Rock," is recovering from kidney transplant surgery. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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