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SANTO DOMINGO. - The Plaza de la Salud medical center (Cedimat) said it successfully made the country’s first kidney transplant from a deceased donor, to save life of a 40 year-old school teacher who suffered a renal ailment 18 months ago.

Cedimat board president Dr. Julio Amado Castaños told reporters that the teacher Milagros Contreras had to stop teaching duties in Elias Piña province (southwest) two years ago, and could now live a normal life and return to her classroom.

Although hundreds of transplant of kidney from live donors have been made in the country, it’s the first time this occurs with organs from a deceased donor.

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