John, patient, and his son, Patrick.
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Double transplant at Stanford saves life of critically ill COVID-19 patient



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The first kidney transplantation was performed at Stanford in 1960. Since its inception, our program has performed more than 1,200 kidney transplants.


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The Lung Transplant Program is one of the most active lung transplant programs in the nation, performing about 50 to 60 transplantations per year.


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John underwent a double transplant at Stanford Hospital after COVID-19 damaged his lungs and his kidneys. His son Patrick, right, advocated for the surgeries that saved his life. 
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Part of the reason we accepted John for surgery was that he had such a strong advocate in his son.

-John MacArthur, MD

John felt well enough by Thanksgiving to help cook for the holiday.
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