When Jamie needed a new kidney, her transplant team told her the best option for a transplant was a living donor. 35 to 40 percent of kidney transplants at Barnes-Jewish Hospital involve living donors, and kidneys from living donors are associated with better outcomes for the recipient. Three of Jamie's family members were determined to be potential donors, and her brother asked to be the one to give a kidney to his sister. After the transplant, both Jamie and her brother are back to healthy, fulfilling lives.
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