Riverside Man Begins Longest Chain Of Kidney Donations
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Aired 2/22/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Rick Ruzzamenti is an electrician who lives in Riverside. His kidney donation started the longest chain of kidney donations ever documented.
Lisa Stocks, President, Donate Life California
Tammy Wright, Transplant Special at Sharp Memorial Hospital
The wait for an organ donation is often long and agonizing. Desperately ill patients hang on in hope, many end up losing their chance at a new life because too few organs are donated. Or because they have a rare genetic or blood type that limits the pool of donors.
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