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George: 48 years with a kidney transplant

In November of 1975, George Franklin received a kidney transplant. More than 48 years later, both George and his kidney are going strong. “I am considered the longest-living African American with a deceased-donor kidney in the nation,” says George.

Grateful for the gift of nearly five decades, George urges everyone to consider becoming a registered donor. “If it’s a good thing to help someone else, why wouldn’t we?”

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