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chicago police chief says he's had kidney transplant offers


chicago police superintendent eddie johnson says some of his own officers and citizens alike have offered to donate a kidney to him since he disclosed that he's on a kidney transplant waiting list.






chicago police chief says he’s had kidney transplant offers


chicago (ap) — chicago police superintendent eddie johnson says some of his own officers and citizens alike have offered to donate a kidney to him since he disclosed that he’s on a kidney transplant waiting list. after nearly fainting at a friday news conference, johnson announced that he’s had a kidney condition for decades and […]






officers, strangers offer to donate kidney to chicago's top cop, who needs trans


police superintendent eddie johnson’s godmother always told him, “god works in mysterious ways.” the number of people who’ve volunteered to donate a kidney to johnson in the 24 hours after announcing his need for a transplant has him thinking his godmother was right. johnson, 56, disclosed friday...






chicago's top cop on waiting list for kidney transplant


police superintendent eddie johnson, under intense pressure as chicago faces national criticism over its seemingly runaway violence, disclosed friday he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant after nearly fainting at a morning news conference.johnson, 56, appeared refreshed at an evening...






a kidney for calvin: when a toddler needed a transplant, his father stepped up


like many savvy suburbanites, 3-year-old calvin hummel is quite taken with the shadowy twists and turns of lower wacker drive. "where does the 'big tunnel' go?" his parents ask. calvin, who is small for his age because of a yearlong struggle with kidney failure, shakes his head at each suggested...






officers, strangers offer to give cpd top cop a kidney in his time of need


police superintendent eddie johnson’s godmother always told him, “god works in mysterious ways.” the number of people who’ve volunteered to donate a kidney to johnson in the 24 hours after announcing his need for a transplant has him thinking his godmother was right. johnson, 56, disclosed friday...






de grasse dominates 200, merritt 1st dl win since kidney op


rome (ap) — canadian sprinter andre de grasse blew past the field to post a dominating win in the 200 meters thursday at the golden gala pietro mennea meet. for aries merritt, victory in the 110 hurdles marked his first diamond league victory since a kidney transplant two years ago. meanwhile, reigning olympic and world […]






rod carew’s new heart, kidney came from late nfl player


san juan capistrano, calif. (ap) — baseball hall of famer rod carew received a new heart and kidney from the late nfl player konrad reuland in what is believed to be the first such transplant involving pro athletes. carew underwent the procedure last december and met reuland’s family in march after mutual friends connected reuland’s […]






someone you know needs a kidney. through a donor exchange, you can make sure the


it is extremely unlikely anyone you know will ask you to donate a kidney. so don’t worry, you’re safe. or are you? it is extremely likely that someone you know needs a new kidney, and that means someone in your life needs you to donate one. i met b and her mother two years ago. i am a doctor, and...






us senator mazie hirono recovering after kidney surgery


honolulu (ap) — hawaii sen. mazie hirono is recovering after having surgery to remove a kidney. the first-term democrat is being treated for stage 4 kidney cancer. she says she has a favorable prognosis from her doctor in washington. cancer was also found in one of her ribs. after her surgery wednesday hirono issued a […]






hirono discloses kidney cancer; says prognosis is favorable


washington (ap) — hawaii sen. mazie hirono says she is undergoing treatment for kidney cancer and has a favorable prognosis from her doctor in washington. the first-term democrat promises to fight the disease “with the same determination i’ve fought for the people of hawaii.” she expects to have her right kidney removed as well as […]






twins to welcome rod carew back to minnesota next month


minneapolis (ap) — the twins plan to welcome hall of famer rod carew back to minnesota next month. the twins said tuesday that carew will return to minnesota on july 3. it’s his first trip to the state since receiving a heart and kidney transplant in december. carew and his wife, rhonda, will hold a […]






19-year-old utah man denied double-lung transplant after thc found in his system


a utah man was denied his request for a lung transplant after doctors found thc, the chief intoxicant in marijuana, present in his system. local news station ksl reports that 19-year-old utah resident riley hancey was denied a spot on the university of utah hospital’s transplant waiting list a...






study: immigrants here illegally must suffer to receive care for kidney disease


in colorado, undocumented immigrants receive kidney dialysis only as an emergency action to save their lives, which can cost far more than regular treatment.






carew to share story behind his heart-and-lung transplant today


the former twins star and hall of famer received the heart of former nfl player konrad reuland on dec. 14, according to reports. it is believed to be the first organ transplant between professional athletes.






california surgeon donates kidney to save fellow doctor’s life


how do you thank someone for saving your life? brian dunn, 45, an anesthesiologist who got a new kidney on jan. 30, sat down and wrote an email, the most important email of his life.






family of slain girl sees transplant recipient graduate


the grandmother of a pennsylvania girl shot to death four years ago says she was brought to tears at the high school graduation of a maine teenager whose life was saved with a transplant of the girl's lungs.






liver transplant surgical pioneer dr. thomas starzl dies


pittsburgh (ap) — dr. thomas starzl, who pioneered liver transplant surgery in the 1960s and was a leading researcher into anti-rejection drugs, has died. he was 90. the university of pittsburgh, speaking on behalf of starzl’s family, said the renowned doctor died saturday at his home in pittsburgh. starzl performed the world’s first liver transplant […]






liver transplant surgical pioneer dr. thomas starzl dies


dr. thomas starzl, who pioneered liver transplant surgery in the 1960s and was a leading researcher into anti-rejection drugs, has died. he was 90.






glen cove man with rare disorder needs lung transplant


a young man with an extremely rare genetic disorder is hopeful this week after a doctor agreed to evaluate whether he is a candidate for a double-lung transplant.






mayo clinic performs face transplant


the first face transplant performed at mayo clinic is providing a man from wyoming a second chance at a normal life after he was disfigured by a gunshot in a suicide attempt a decade ago.






liver transplant surgical pioneer dr. thomas starzl dies


dr. thomas starzl, who pioneered liver transplant surgery in the 1960s and was a leading researcher into anti-rejection drugs, has died. he was 90.






glen cove man with rare disorder needs lung transplant


a young man with a rare genetic disorder is hopeful this week after a doctor agreed to evaluate whether he is a candidate for a lung transplant.






white sox announcer ed farmer doesn't let kidney disease slow him down


ed farmer's backpack is filled with pills — just in case. there was a time when farmer swallowed 56 per day — and he can name every one. "i had to," farmer said. "my life depended on it." the white sox's radio play-by-play man has polycystic kidney disease and has been living with his brother's...






dolton firefighter, heart transplant recipient defied odds


lawrence matthews jr. was a man who loved to defy odds, his family said. even though he had a heart transplant, matthews pursued his goal of being a firefighter, they said. the southland man also wasn't afraid of the spotlight, landing a job as an extra on the hit nbc show "chicago fire," according...






twins players moved over details of rod carew's heart transplant


about 20 twins players have been on a text string with rhonda carew over the past several months, receiving updates about hall of famer rod carew as he waited for a heart transplant.






missing woman suffers from kidney failure


a woman suffering from kidney failure has been reported missing, police said saturday. sally imhoff, 64, last seen about 10 a.m. friday, was listed as missing as of a media notification email sent at 1:45 p.m. saturday. imhoff is white, about 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 192 pounds, with brown...






parents charged with endangering son who had heart transplant, later died


the parents of an 11-year-old boy who underwent a heart transplant have been charged in his death after authorities said they failed to give him critical anti-rejection medications. david and jennifer stroud, of park city, pleaded not guilty in lake county court thursday to charges of endangering...






parents charged with endangering son who had heart transplant, later died


the parents of an 11-year-old boy who underwent a heart transplant have been charged in his death after authorities said they failed to give him critical anti-rejection medications.david and jennifer stroud, of park city, pleaded not guilty in lake county court thursday to charges of endangering...






parents charged with endangering son who had heart transplant, later died


the parents of an 11-year-old boy who underwent a heart transplant have been charged in his death after authorities said they failed to give him critical anti-rejection medications.david stroud, 41, and jennifer stroud, 36, of park city, pleaded not guilty in lake county court thursday to charges...






parents charged with endangering son who had heart transplant, later died


the parents of an 11-year-old boy who underwent a heart transplant have been charged in his death after authorities said they failed to give him critical anti-rejection medications. david stroud, 41, and jennifer stroud, 36, of park city, pleaded not guilty in lake county court thursday to charges...






head transplant surgeon repairs spinal cords of rats


the scientific team planning to carry out the world’s first human head transplant have announced the successful repair of severed spinal cords in rats, confirming their proof-of-principle study and showing their technique “works across the board.” sergio canavero, the neuroscientist who first announ...






brian urlacher sues florida hair transplant surgeon


retired bears linebacker brian urlacher is seeking at least $200,000 in damages from a florida hair restoration company he alleges has used his name and image without his permission. but the transplant surgeon's attorney refuted the claims made in the lawsuit, which was filed monday in cook county...






doctor-to-doctor donation: kidney saves sick colleague


newport beach, calif. (ap) — a california doctor has a colleague to thank for giving him the gift of life. the orange county register reported sunday (http://bit.ly/2mzizpq) that dr. brian dunn got a kidney from dr. colleen coleman. the two have been friendly more than a decade while working together. coleman is a surgeon and […]






james brown's ‘funky drummer' clyde stubblefield dies at 73


clyde stubblefield, a drummer for james brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died saturday. he was 73. his wife, jody hannon, told the associated press that stubblefield died of kidney failure about noon at a madison, wis., hospital . he had been suffering from kidney...