One Woman Starts Lifesaving 'Kidney Swap' of Donors

Zully Broussard's kidney donation to a man will trigger pairings for other people on the donor list.
0:46 | 03/06/15

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Thanks to this woman six patients will receive a kidney in the next two days. Of course there's only Broussard has only one ticket. I thought oh it's just gonna help it's one person why don't know who live. Effective so many people can't have like extension. Pets but that they can. Here's how it'll work Bruce sparkle start the chain of events she donates a kidney to a man whose relative was willing to donate her kidney. But was not compatible. So her kidney goes to someone else who also has a relative willing to donate to someone else. And that kind of pairing continues down the line for more times. Relatives of people on the donor waiting list giving so others can start living a more normal life. In this. Grouping that we have we found compatible donors for each of the recipients. By. Creating kidneys around. This paired kidney exchange is achieved thanks to a software called match grade. Developed by David Jacobs himself 2003 kidney recipient he uses a very sophisticated algorithmic program. That takes a person's genetic profile and finds potential matches. We can give them almost real time results we can play with the play what if and check out all the possible combinations. Six stations will undergo surgery tomorrow simultaneously. It adjacent rooms. The remaining six will have their procedures done on Friday. These operations are Don back to back to avoid any medical problems or want for seems circumstances. That is the main reason that we don't spread these out over much time we want to get them all done so that nobody has a chance to get cold feet. Following the operations Broussard and the others involved in the kidney exchange we'll have a chance to finally meet. I'm in good hands and IBM that this medical team that I plus 100. In San Francisco only animal and as ABC 7 NEWS.

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