Loyola Patient Hoping to Win Three Gold Medals at 2016 Transplant Games


Newswise — MAYWOOD, IL. -- Four years ago at the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, liver transplant patient Geno Bianchi won gold medals in volleyball and doubles bowling and a silver medal in basketball.

Mr. Bianchi, 28, will be competing in the same three events in the 2016 Transplant Games June 10-15 in Cleveland. This year, he hopes to win three golds.

“I’m very excited to be going again,” said Mr. Bianchi, who lives in Elmhurst, Illinois. Mr. Bianchi underwent a liver transplant at Loyola University Medical Center in 2010 after suddenly experiencing liver failure.

A second Loyola transplant patient, Donna Stout, also will compete for Team Illinois in the 2016 Transplant Games. Ms. Stout received a heart transplant in 2007. Continue reading
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