Posts tagged "transplant"

In fight for organ transplants for undocumented and uninsured immigrants, it takes a village

In fight for organ transplants for undocumented and uninsured immigrants, it takes a village
It’s around 10 p.m. and things are winding down at Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Mission. The church is a storefront on Little Village’s 26th Street, one of the busiest in Chicago, and rarely a moment goes by when a car doesn’t rush past the church in a blur. But inside the church, the street... 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 »

Undocumented Life: Mothers go on hunger strike to demand transplants for undocumented children

Undocumented Life: Mothers go on hunger strike to demand transplants for undocumented children
On Sunday at 11 am, Sonia Lopez, Hilda Burgos and Lorenzo Arroyo stopped eating. The three started a hunger strike to demand medical treatment for family members who have been denied a spot on the organ transplant list because they are undocumented. And as a result, says Burgos, these loved ones are slowly dying. Each... Read more »
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