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Four people receive new kidneys

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - East Texas Medical Center performed four kidney transplants last week, giving recipients a new lease on life. 

Potential recipients must wait until a match is made with a living or deceased donor. ETMC usually performs one or two transplants a week. But last week's recipients were in the right place at the right time. 

According to Dr. Steven Potter of the ETMC Tyler Kidney Transplant Center, there are 159 people waiting for a kidney transplant on the ETMC transplant list and 84,000 are waiting on the national list.

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