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James Hamm, left, and son, Robert Hamm are seen in portrait Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla. The two became the first donor to have his kidney removed by laparoscopic surgery, by a two-inch incision in his abdomen to remove the organ. The donor's hospital stay is reduced to three days and most donors can get back to normal activity within two weeks. Conventional surgery involves a long incision and the partial removal of a rib and requires a five day stay and two months of home recovery. Father and son had the surgery on Dec. 20 and are doing well.

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Corey Perrine/Staff James Hamm, left, and son, Robert Hamm are seen in portrait Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla. The two became the first donor to have his kidney removed by laparoscopic surgery, by a two-inch incision in his abdomen to remove the organ. The donor's hospital stay is reduced to three days and most donors can get back to normal activity within two weeks. Conventional surgery involves a long incision and the partial removal of a rib and requires a five day stay and two months of home recovery. Father and son had the surgery on Dec. 20 and are doing well.

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