Penn Transplant Institute

Kidney Transplant Patient Stories

  • Mehl Brothers

    First Kidney Transplant at Penn

    Brothers Joe and Howard Mehl recall Howard's kidney transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the first transplant ever performed at the hospital.

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  • Sharon

    Sharon

    Sharon learned she had underlying kidney disease while pregnant. At the 2013 Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, she talks about her kidney transplant at the Penn Transplant Institute and regaining the energy to do the things she loves most.

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  • Christine

    Christine

    At the 2013 Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, Christine talks about her friendship with her living kidney donor and her experience at the Penn Transplant Institute.

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