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Doctors perform Michigan’s 1st organ transplant
March 30, 2022 @ 12:00 am
15-year old Joan Ottenbacher of Richmond, Michigan, donated her kidney to her twin sister, Janice who was in complete kidney failure. Doctors at University Hospital in Ann Arbor performed the surgery on this day in 1964. It was the first human transplant operation in Michigan history. The process took approximately 6 hours and included 16 doctors.