Receiving the Gift of Life a Second Time

Northwestern Medicine
Organ Donation and Transplantation April 09, 2014
Brian Thomas underwent his first kidney transplant as a teenager. However, like many patients, he needed a new kidney in his early thirties. He and his family share their story in the video below.


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Northwestern Medicine's Comprehensive Transplant Center is one of the largest and most successful organ transplant centers in America, and is a leader in both living liver and kidney transplantation. Since its first transplant in 1964, Northwestern Medicine has provided new organs for more than 6,000 people and has become a pioneer in transplantation research. In order to make these critical services available to as many people as possible, Northwestern Medicine has opened satellite clinics in locations that include Peoria, Moline, Glenview and Joliet in Illinois, and Portage, Indiana. In 2006, it also created its own Hispanic Transplant Program to better address the needs of the large Hispanic patient population who call the Chicago area home.
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