Kidney Transplant

Christ Hospital

Oak Forest Woman Loses Son, But Gains Life

Rose Perry’s 24-year-old son, Ronald, died on May 16, after suffering a stroke, but it turned out he was the perfect kidney donor for his mother, who was suffering kidney failure.

05/28/2015

Jazmin Longoria-Lara (CBS)

Man Facing Deportation Allowed To Stay To Donate Kidney To Sister

The pleas of a 23-year-old Chicago woman in need of a kidney have been answered, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/20/2015

Jazmin Longoria-Lara (CBS)

Man Facing Deportation Might Get To Stay To Give Kidney To Sick Sister

Jazmin Longoria-Lara looked exhausted Wednesday as she stood in front of the Lincoln United Methodist Church in Pilsen, hoping U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials would hear her pleas for help. Jazmin has been on dialysis three times a week for four years, and needs a kidney transplant.

05/06/2015

Jazmin Logoria-Lara (right) needs a new kidney, and is asking a judge to halt her brother's deportation, as he is a match and might be her last hope. (Credit: CBS)

In Need Of New Kidney, Woman Tries To Stop Brother’s Deportation

A 23-year-old Chicago woman in need of a life-saving kidney transplant was asking an immigration judge to spare her brother from deportation, because he might be her last hope.

05/01/2015

Doctor Generic

Organ Transplant Changes Reduce Wait Times For Kidney Patients

The number of people waiting for an organ transplant continues to grow, with currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting for an organ transplant, and more people are added to the list each year.

04/29/2015

Antonette Sloan (Supplied Photo)

Super Sunday Surprise For Hammond Woman: A New Kidney

A 40-year-old Hammond woman got good news and bad news on Super Bowl Sunday; and the good news more than made up for the bad.

02/05/2015

Tevin Hamilton, and his mother Rhonda McClarn. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Chicago Teen Donates Kidney To Stranger To Save Mom

A Chicago teen who was unable to give his mother a kidney is giving one to a stranger, so that his mother can get a transplant from another donor.

11/14/2013

Pete Giannaris (Credit: Facebook)

Elgin Man Waiting For 4th Kidney Transplant In 30 Years

An Elgin man whose immune system has led to rejection after rejection after rejection of donor kidneys is about to go under the knife again, and this time, his doctor says, is going to be different.

WBBM Newsradio–08/27/2013

Caduceus

Grandfather Getting New Kidney Thanks To Stranger’s Response To Billboard

A South Bend man is getting the new kidney he needs, thanks an unusual idea from his family, and the generosity of a stranger.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

Vikki Tulcus

Organ Donation Program Coordinator Hopes For Long Shot For Kidney

CHICAGO (CBS) — The coordinator of the organ donation program for the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has received some news this week about her own health. “How could this be happening to me?” said […]

WBBM Newsradio–04/13/2012