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Ex-Boise State football player Jeremy Ioane to undergo kidney transplant this week

Former Boise State safety Jeremy Ioane’s kidney transplant is scheduled for Tuesday at the University of Utah. He will receive a kidney from his twin sister, Jasmine.

Ioane, a starter for much of his career, played as a senior last season while undergoing dialysis to treat a kidney disease.

The surgery takes about 3 1/2 hours and will require Ioane to remain in the Salt Lake City area for three months for follow-up care.

His nephrologist, Dr. Michael Adcox, told the Idaho Statesman in November that Ioane should be able to live for decades with a new kidney.

“He’ll feel fantastic compared to how he feels now,” Adcox said.