World-first quintuple organ transplant performed in Australia

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Stephanie Dundas’ body was so full of other people’s DNA that even her doctors had secretly given up hope of finding a match for the five new organs needed to save her life.

A previous liver transplant and years of regular blood transfusions meant the 27-year-old carried so many antibodies she was incompatible with more than 98 percent of potential organ donors.

But now Stephanie, 26, is recovering as the first cystic fibrosis patient in the world to receive a quintuple organ transplant, ending a two-year wait for the lifesaving delivery. She received a new liver, kidney, duodenum, pancreas and small bowel earlier this month.

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Corey Bryant serves as Director of Communications for The Alliance.
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