LIVINGSTON - Eight organ donors and eight receivers involved in one of the largest transplant chains ever completed met for the first time this evening.

Tears of happiness were flowing at St. Barnabas Medical Center as the transplant patients met the strangers whose kidney donations gave them another chance at life. More than 100 doctors, nurses and professional staff pulled off 16 operations over three days to save the lives of eight people. Doctors say it all started when an anonymous New Jersey man said he'd like to donate a kidney to save someone's life.

Unique kidney exchange participants set to meet