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IVIG Infusion And A Living Kidney Donation From A Virtual Stranger Give A Hollywood Film Producer Another "Curtain Call"

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January 10, 2000
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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The new millennium is one that film producer Jay Cohen, 38, may not have lived to see – except for the generosity of a stranger who donated one of her kidneys to him last July, and to a relatively new type of therapy that enabled Suzi Landolphi to donate a kidney even though her tissue did not match Jay’s. Both donor and recipient are back to work, doing well, feeling great, and available for interviews.

LOS ANGELES (January 4, 2000) – Thanks to the generosity of a virtual stranger who gave up one of her kidneys for him, and to a relatively new therapeutic approach, known as intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) that reduces the rejection risk of transplanted organs, Jay Cohen, 38, of Tarzana, CA, is enjoying the new year with his family -- with a healthy new kidney and a new lease on life. Despite the fact that a donor with an exact tissue match could not be found for him, Jay was successfully transplanted last July, is back to work and doing very well.


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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (2000, January 10). IVIG Infusion And A Living Kidney Donation From A Virtual Stranger Give A Hollywood Film Producer Another "Curtain Call". ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000104174227.htm
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