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The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - HEALTH -

The first suc­cess­ful kid­ney trans­plant was per­formed in Bos­ton in 1954 be­tween iden­ti­cal twins.

The first suc­cess­ful kid­ney trans­plant be­tween fra­ter­nal twins was per­formed in 1959, fol­lowed in 1960 and 1961 re­spec­tively by suc­cess­ful trans­plants in­volv­ing non-twin sib­lings and non-sib­lings.

The Queen El­iz­a­beth II Health Sciences Cen­tre in Hal­i­fax has been per­form­ing kid­ney trans­plants for the At­lantic re­gion since 1969, now av­er­ag­ing be­tween 85 and 100 per year.

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