Published: Jul 08, 2011 9:14 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 08, 2011 8:14 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) - Kidney donors and recipients in a triple transplant met for the first time at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The six met Friday at the medical center in Baltimore.

Hospital officials say each recipient came to doctors with a donor who turned out not to be a match. Officials say the six include fraternal twins from Harford County; a 73-year-old grandmother from Bel Air and a 28-year-old fellow church member she had never met; and a married couple from Dundalk.

Joy Hindle of Bel Air says she thought for sure that she would be a match for her brother, Paul McSorley, who needed a kidney because of complications from diabetes, and was devastated when she found out they weren't compatible.

The six surgeries took place June 15.

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