Living organ donations

While most organs and tissues become available for transplant after the donor has died, some organs and tissues can be donated by living donors.
On Oct. 29, Calabasas resident Beth Cone Kramer donated a kidney through the UCLA Kidney Exchange Program.
When her father, Maurie Cone of Thousand Oaks, needed a kidney transplant, neither Cone Kramer nor her brother were a match.
Approximately one-third of patients with a willing donor cannot receive the donor’s kidney due to incompatibility, s...

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