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German doctor donates kidney

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7055.443a (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:443

It sounds like the storyline in a television medical drama, but the case of a transplant surgeon voluntarily donating one of his kidneys to a patient really happened. Last month Professor Jochem Hoyer, an experienced transplant surgeon in Lubeck, Germany, donated his kidney to a 29 year old man whose identity he did not know.

Professor Hoyer said that …

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