Patient Stories

Inside the Successful Separation Surgery of Conjoined Twins: “We Are So Grateful!”

Alusine and Isatu Jalloh and their parents

Alusine and Isatu Jalloh traveled 4,300 miles from home to give their girls the chance for a better life. Nine days before the coronavirus outbreak hit New York City, a team of leading surgeons and specialists successfully separated the conjoined twins at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Here’s the story of the girls' remarkable recovery.

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A Mom Donates Her Kidney to Save Her Daughter’s Life

lauren shield with her daugher

When Lauren Shields underwent a heart transplant at age 8, her mother, Jeanne, never left her side. When Lauren needed a kidney transplant 12 years later, Jeanne calls her decision to become a donor a “no-brainer.”

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