News / Utah / 

Maliyah Herrin Doing Well in Recovery From Transplant



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Formerly conjoined twin Maliyah Herrin continues to recover in the hospital nearly two weeks after receiving her mother's kidney.

The five-year-old is recuperating at Primary Children's Medical Center. Yesterday, hospital officials said Maliyah was doing really well. They say she was calm and stable over the weekend.

Doctors performed a kidney transplant on the little girl and her 26-year-old mother, Erin Herrin, on April 3rd.

This is the first time Maliyah has a kidney of her own. Her sister Kendra kept their shared kidney when the twin girls were surgically separated last year.

------

Information from: Deseret Morning News, http://www.deseretnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Related Links

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast