Brotherly Love: Identical Twin Saves Sibling from Kidney Failure
April 1, 2016•9 min
Receiving a kidney donation from an identical twin is a very unique situation.Brian Connor, 20, was born with kidney disease.
Declining kidney function, combined with the reduced effectiveness of two years of dialysis, made it clear a transplant was necessary. Fortunately, Brian received a donation from his identical twin brother, Andrew, in 2015. Just one year after the transplant, he’s been weaned off immuno-suppressant medications.Receiving a kidney donation from an identical twin is a very unique situation.Dr. Bradley Warady, Brian and Andrew all join Dr. Susanne to share more about this "miracle" transplant, as well as why early detection of kidney disease is so crucial.