#DidYouKnow that after several failed attempts at human-to-human kidney transplant since the first one made in 1933, the feat was finally accomplished about 20 years later in 1954 with a long-term successful kidney transplant!
The successful procedure was led by Dr. Joseph E Murray in Boston, where the kidney was taken from a 23-year-old man named Ronald Herrick, who donated it to his twin brother Richard.
As a result of this remarkable procedure in medical history and his continued contributions in the field of organ transplantation, Dr. Murray was honored with the Nobel prize in medicine in 1990.
After extensive research, technological and medical advancements, kidney transplantation which was once known as a complex procedure, now achieves nearly a 90% success rate!
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