SF surgeons complete surgeries in kidney transplant chain 

click to enlarge Dr. Bill Bry, center, speaks during a media conference beside, from left, Dr. Robert Osorio, Dr. Steven Katznelson, Medical Director of CPMC's Kidney Transplant Program, and kidney donor Zully Broussard at California Pacific Medical Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in San Francisco. In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital. - LEAH MILLS/AP VIA SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
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  • Dr. Bill Bry, center, speaks during a media conference beside, from left, Dr. Robert Osorio, Dr. Steven Katznelson, Medical Director of CPMC's Kidney Transplant Program, and kidney donor Zully Broussard at California Pacific Medical Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in San Francisco. In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.
Surgeons at a San Francisco hospital have completed the final operations in an organ donation chain that has given six patients new kidneys.

California Pacific Medical Center spokesman Dean Fryer says the last three of six surgeries were successfully completed Friday.

The three surgeries Friday and three Thursday represent the largest kidney donation chain in the 44-year history of the hospital's transplant center.

Fryer says all patients are doing well and are on their way to recovery with some who had surgery Thursday already walking around.

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