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By the numbersEmory Transplant Center took part in the second-largest kidney swap in history through the kidney paired donor exchange program at Emory University Hospital.

The program allows friends and family willing to donate who aren't a match for their loved one to be matched with a stranger in need, and vice versa, until a kidney transplant chain is created. This particular swap, Chain 221, was initiated by an "altruistic" donor in Memphis in April, passed through Emory University Hospital where recipient Troy Milford, a former pastor, and donor Robert Poole, a friend and parishioner, had surgery on April 30, and ended in Cleveland five weeks later.

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