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.
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.