CBS Chicago | Steve Miller
“How could this be happening to me?” said Vikki Tulcus, who has been the face of the organ donation program at the Secretary of State’s office for five years. “I’m supposed to be out there helping people.”
As WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, Tulcus got sick in 2009, and found out she needed a kidney transplant. This week, she learned that her wait for a kidney may be even longer than she’d thought.
“I just learned some interesting news yesterday from my doctor that I will only match statistically 3 percent of the population,” she said. “So you’re talking waiting maybe 14 years for a kidney.”
Read more: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/04/13/organ-donation-program-coordinator-hopes-for-long-shot-for-kidney/