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Hospital Fund HonorsTransplant Patient

May 09, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Three months after Jesica Santillan's botched heart-lung transplant, Duke University Hospital announced a $4-million fund in her memory Thursday to help families of other young Latino patients.

Jesica, a 17-year-old whose family crossed the border from Mexico in hopes of receiving better medical care for her, died Feb. 22 after a second heart-lung transplant. The first transplant involved organs of the wrong blood type.

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