A pair of memorable patientsBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39462.429734.AD (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1173
- Ben Challacombe, specialist registrar in urology and renal transplantation
- 1Department of Urology, Guy’s Hospital, London
In my time spent with the renal transplant team I have seen many examples of the immense kindness one person can show to another, but our unit recently performed a live, unrelated transplant that was particularly memorable. The kidney donor and recipient were great friends who had played jazz together for many years. I was involved in the hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, which proceeded without complication under consultant supervision.
A couple of days later …