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Maliyah Herrin Doing Well in Recovery From Transplant

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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,

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