Organ donors save lives in Chicago and throughout the rest of the state of Illinois. When tragedies claim the lives of designated organ donors, others receive new leases on life through lifesaving transplants. While some organ transplant stories have happy endings, one story that unfolded at a Chicago hospital had anything but a joyful result.
In 2007 a woman underwent a kidney transplant at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She received the kidney from a man who had died in a car accident. Several other individuals received organs from that man as well.