Twins, Herrin

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Name
Twins, Herrin Gender: F
Kendra and Maliyah Herrin
born on 26 February 2002 at 19:18 (= 7:18 PM )
Place Salt Lake City, Utah, 40n46, 111w53
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°18' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 04°09 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°34'



Biography

American conjoined twins, separated in August 2006.

They were the first set of conjoined twins to be separated to share a kidney. Kendra retained their shared kidney following the separation surgery, while Maliyah Herrin underwent dialysis until she was transplanted with a kidney donated by her mother in April 2007. Prior to the separation surgery, medical ethicists in the United States and in Europe discussed whether it was ethical to separate the twins because of the additional risk to Maliyah. Their family and doctors believed separation surgery would give both girls their best chance to live a normal life.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes an online biography: "On February 26th, 2002, that miracle occurred for the Herrin family. Kendra and Maliyah were born at 7:18 p.m. via C-section at the University of Utah Hospital" [1].

Categories

  • Personal : Birth : Conjoined twins