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Paul Vincent Damato

Birth
USA
Death 25 Sep 1973 (aged 20)
USA
Burial Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Hebron
Memorial ID 5851398 · View Source
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Paul was the first successful kidney transplant recipient in the world. He lived for 7 years with the kidney that he received from his mother, Beverly Faun Damato. When this kidney failed in 1973, Paul received the second kidney from his sister Pamela Hope Carlson in July, 1973. Paul died in September, 1973 (age 19) due to complications not related to the transplant (salmonella he contacted in the hospital). He died at Presbyterian St. Lukess Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois. He was buried on September 28, 1973. He lays interred next to his mother.


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  • Created by: Rick A. Damato
  • Added: 17 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5851398
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Vincent Damato (26 Jan 1953–25 Sep 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5851398, citing Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rick A. Damato (contributor 46506754) .