Tag: Loyola Medical Center

Multimedia: One undocumented man's struggle for a new kidney

“One vida” – One life, says the bracelet Jorge Mariscal wears as he gets dialysis. The 24-year-old has only one kidney, and for the last seven years the procedure has helped keep him alive. Until recently, his prognosis was grim because as an undocumented immigrant he’s ineligible to be placed on the organ transplant list.... Read more »

UIC, Loyola and Rush accept selected undocumented sick onto transplant lists

After three weeks of not eating, four hospital visits and numerous back-and-forths with the hospitals, the hunger strikers for health care can declare victory. It is their second in two days – Loyola Medical Center said Wednesday it would take Jorge Mariscal, whose mother was one of the original hunger strikers, onto its transplant list.... Read more »