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Some donors and recipients at the press conference, from left, seated, Sheila Thornton, Lonnie Brooks, Sandra Loevner, Leslie Persell, Florence Jantzi, Kristine Jantzi and Honey Rothstein.

Five Precious Gifts
Hopkins makes medical history with a 10-person domino transplant

It’s noon on Nov. 14, and in hallways around the general operating room, everyone is saying, “The donors are done.” Now five more men and women—the recipients—are being put to sleep.

Until this moment, all had faced prolonged dialysis and certain death from end-stage kidney disease. But over the course of this one fall afternoon, each will receive a gift more precious than anything they could have ever hoped for this holiday season—a working kidney from a living donor.

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Briefcase
Knowledge for the World’s new goals; Stem Cell Resource Center opens; new IRB policy; “Building Our New Home” on the Children’s Center Web site.
 
     
     
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OPENERS
Rapid Response Teams to the Rescue At Howard County General Hospital, clinicians rush to the bedside at the first sign of trouble.
HopkinsOne Got You Stumped? A SWAT Team Can Help.
Support for users once the project goes live in January.
An Iconic Painting Turns 100
On its centennial anniversary, we explore the intriguing backstory of one of America’s most famous medical masterworks.
Science Scribes Visit Johns Hopkins
Every year, several hundred writers get together at a leading research university.

CENTERPIECE
Hopkins Medicine: The Year in Pictures
2006 was a year of significant milestones.

HOLIDAY STORIES
Bright, Beautiful and Eager to Please
Therapy dogs bring merriment and good cheer to patients—and everyone else along the way.
S.A.G.E. Advice
In pairing up with older adults, medical students learn about the challenges of growing old.
Spiritual Sustenance
The director of pastoral care and his team are available 24/7 to help patients—and employees—through rough times.

pICTURE THIS
BOO!
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine staff throw a Halloween extravaganza.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
On Behalf of the Entire JHM Family
This year’s contribution goes to the Helping Up Mission.

 

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