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First Double Transplant at Medical Center

First Double Transplant at Medical Center

Pam Brown needed a new kidney and she also needed a pancreas. She coped with diabetes for 23 years that had affected her vision, her nervous system and then led to total kidney failure in 1990. A kidney transplant would more than likely fail because of the diabetes, whereas a new pancreas would get to the root of the problem. Dr. Michael Rohr, director of the Medical Center’s transplant program in 1992, performed the first double organ transplant of a kidney and pancreas here at North Carolina Baptist Hospital on June 3, 1992. (L-R) Pam and Wayne Brown.

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