New kidney donor technique works

A woman from Lincoln has become the world's first patient to receive a donor kidney treated with a new warming technique.

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Deborah Bakewell KIDNEY LINCOLN
Deborah Bakewell, healthy and happy after the world's first 'warm' kidney transplant

Deborah, 56, from Lincoln is the first person in the world to have a kidney transplant using a new 'warming technique'.

The procedure involves warming the kidney with oxygenated blood after it has been in cold storage, which is proved to reverse the damage caused by low temperatures.

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