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Kidney Transplant

St. Vincent opens Portage kidney transplant outpatient center

St. Vincent opens Portage kidney transplant outpatient center

PORTAGE | Rosa DeLeon spent three years on kidney dialysis when the decision was made she should be put on a transplant list.

April 20, 2014 5:20 pm Photos

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Students celebrate classmate's one-year anniversary with new kidney

Students celebrate classmate's one-year anniversary with new kidney

GRIFFITH | March 14, was a special day for 10-year-old Blake Loudenber, who marked the one-year anniversary of his lifesaving kidney transplant.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Early detection is important for chronic kidney disease

GUEST COMMENTARY: Early detection is important for chronic kidney disease

According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, yet many do not know it. Early signs are hard to detect and are easily missed.

December 31, 2013 12:20 pm

Lake Station party to benefit teacher with diabetes today

LAKE STATION | A Halloween Benefit Bash for Edison High School math teacher Cindy McKnight starts at 6 p.m. today at 219 Bar and Grill, 2415 Rush St.

October 19, 2013 12:05 am
Soldier, Girl Scouts help boy

Soldier, Girl Scouts help boy

Junior Girl Scouts Troop 10014 and Spc. Michael Crabtree joined forces to help out Blake Loudenber, an eight-year-old boy awaiting a kidney transplant.

August 21, 2012 7:32 pm
Dialysis machine revolutionizes Homewood woman's treatment

Dialysis machine revolutionizes Homewood woman's treatment

In many respects, Ashley Looney is your typical 25–year–old. She's studying cosmetology, looking forward to her wedding and making plans for her future. But unlike many 25–year–olds, Looney suffers from kidney failure and has to undergo regular dialysis.

June 30, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Add kidneys to list of things that can be recycled

Add kidneys to list of things that can be recycled

Dr. Lorenzo Gallon, transplant nephrologist and medical director of the kidney transplant program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, talks Wednesday with Cera Fearing, left, her brother Ray Fearing, right, and Erwin Gomez, of Valparaiso. Gomez received Cera Fearing's kidney last s…

April 25, 2012 6:07 pm
Add kidneys to list of things that can be recycled

Add kidneys to list of things that can be recycled

Erwin Gomez, left, of Valparaiso, stands with Ray Fearing, center, of Arlington Heights, Ill., and sister Cera Fearing on Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The three patients are involved in an unusual kidney retransplant case. Cera Fearing donated a kidney to her broth…

April 25, 2012 6:06 pm
Blake Loudenber, 8, has been on the kidney transplant list since he was a toddler

Blake Loudenber, 8, has been on the kidney transplant list since he was a toddler

With closing growth plates threatening to keep him 3 1/2-feet tall the rest of his life, Blake is in a race against his own body to find a new kidney.

April 18, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Griffith boy still waiting for kidney

Griffith boy still waiting for kidney

GRIFFITH | At 42 inches tall, Blake Loudenber stands about as high as the average 5-year-old. The problem is, he turns 9 this month. With closing growth plates threatening to keep him 3 1/2-feet tall the rest of his life, Blake is in a race against his own body to find a new kidney.

April 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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"Lotsa pasta" benefit to help kidney transplant patient

HAMMOND | Fay Pulido's twin sister needs a kidney transplant, so Pulido and other relatives and friends are pulling out all the stops to help raise funds for Kay Ferrer.

February 23, 2012 12:00 am
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