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High-flying kidneys a historic first

Kerryn Jones

An operation that involved four people being cut open in separate hospitals, and kidneys flying past each other high above the North Island, has given two people a new lease of life.

The "paired kidney exchange" procedure, which is new to New Zealand, allows non-matched donors to help a friend or relative by giving their kidney to a stranger in return for a compatible kidney.

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He was a great believer in public service and doing the “right thing”.

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