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Rare transplant procedure at Stanford Hospital saves two women’s lives
The Mercury News

It was literally the meeting of a lifetime Thursday when Tammy Griffin laid eyes on Linda Karr for the first time and embraced her tightly inside the heart surgery clinic at Stanford Hospital.

For almost three years, the two women had waited and worried, wondering if they would ever receive the precious donor organs they needed so desperately to survive.

Griffin needed new lungs. Karr needed a new heart. It turns out, they needed each other.