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May 19, 2011 -- A new heart and a new kidney have given a 28-year-old Wilson woman a second chance at life.

In late March, Crystal Sharpe became the 11th recipient of a heart and kidney transplant at UNC Hospitals. She had been ill with kidney problems since she was 7.

Andy Kiser, M.D., of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care, was Crystal's heart transplant surgeon.

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- Margaret Alford Cloud, UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery