UChicago Medicine celebrates 6 successful triple-organ transplants within year

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A group of people who all share a unique success story were reunited Wednesday. Each are the recipients of rare triple-organ transplants at the University of Chicago Medicine.

The special occasion celebrated not only a record number of transplants in the U.S., but also the six successful triple-transplants at the local hospital within the last year.

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Sarah McPharlin, Daru Smith, Apurva Patel and Neil Perry are just a few that received a heart, liver and kidney, and are doing well.

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They each spoke about their emotional recovery and encourage everyone to consider being organ donors.
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