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Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain


November 16, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals.

Christa Jordan, a nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted to donate to her friend and patient, Dayshanae Hosman, who has a genetic condition called Alagille syndrome and went on dialysis in April, the Kansas City Star reported.

"I just knew it was something I had to do," Jordan said. "It wasn't something I questioned that much."

Jordan was a transplant match for Hosman, but the Uni...

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