Fox News: Identical Twin Brothers Each Receive Heart Transplants: 'Quite Unique'

March 23, 2022

Identical twins Donald and Ronald Crigler have been through just about everything together — including life-saving heart transplants. 

Donald Crigler received his heart transplant in 2017, while Ronald Crigler received his six months ago, in September 2021. Both men underwent their procedures at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri.

Fox News talked to Dr. Andrew Kao, medical director of heart transplantation at Saint Luke's and the Crigler twins about their unique story.

"For two twins to have exactly the same issue is very, very unusual," Dr. Kao said. "I’ve been doing transplants since 1992," he also said. "This is the first time I’ve had identical twins both needing transplants and both being transplanted. So this is really quite a rare occurrence."

"Everyone has a unique story," he added, "but this is the most unique I’ve seen."

Read the full Fox News article: Identical twin brothers each receive heart transplants: 'Quite unique'

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