WGN TV | Sean Lewis
A history making kidney transplant chain that involving 60 people across the country had two important links right here in the Chicago area.
The front page of the New York Times tells the tale of these 30 people receiving kidneys from living donors they didn’t even know, brought together by a computer match program developed by the National Kidney Registry.
Paulette Behan of West Chicago and Don Terry of Joliet were numbers 12 and 30.
Dr. John Milner from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood performed both surgeries, surgeries he says that wouldn’t have been possible without the registry.