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celebrities Famous Kidney Transplant Recipients  

David Jones
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List Rules Must be well-known people who have gotten a new kidney from a donor. List is alphabetical by first name.

A list of famous kidney transplant recipients. All types of celebrities have been included from the music industry, TV, film, and more. Despite what many may think, there have been reports of organ transplants dating as far back as ancient Rome. The hurdle throughout the millennia, however, has always been transplant rejection. But thank to modern medicine and the discovery of sufficiently powerful immunosuppressant drugs, organ transplants and other forms of reconstructive surgery such as skin and musculoskeletal grafts are now as common as ever.

Kidney transplants are the most popular followed by liver and hearts. Most recently, we've also begun to see full facial transplants. This is a list of celebrities and other famous individuals who have received their own kidney transplant. Who are some of the famous kidney transplant recipients? Look at these lucky patients who had their lives saved by a transplant.
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Kidney Transplant Recipients
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Transplant Date: December 19, 2003

Age: 48

Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States of America

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Aron Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Kidney Transplant Recipients
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Age: 49

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Billy Preston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Kidney Transplant Recipients
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Transplant Date: 2002

Age: Died at 60 (1946-2006)

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

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Charles Perkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Kidney Transplant Recipients
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Transplant Date: 1972

Age: Died at 64 (1936-2000)

Birthplace: Alice Springs, Australia

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