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Claire Sylvia, 69; wrote of life after heart-lung transplant

Claire Sylvia believed that she shared the soul of her donor. Claire Sylvia believed that she shared the soul of her donor. (Tom Herde/Globe Staff/File 1995)
By Abbie Ruzicka
Globe Correspondent / August 20, 2009

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Claire Sylvia, a former Hull resident who received the first heart-lung transplant in New England and wrote about her soul-changing experiences in a best-selling memoir, died yesterday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 69. (Full article: 347 words)

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