Category Archives: Transplants Saving Lives

National Donate Life Month brings spotlight back to heartwarming transplant story

April is National Donate Life Month, a campaign that features local, regional and national events to encourage people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate and honor those that have saved others through … Continue reading

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Nearly strangers, now connected for life: Why Judy gave Jeff a kidney

Jeff Eckrich was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 35. As a result, his doctors knew they needed to keep an eye on his kidney function as he aged. And in 2013, Jeff’s doctors didn’t like what they were … Continue reading

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Why the Bartolottas call Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center a “5-star” experience

Joe Bartolotta knows what it takes to make a customer happy. Joe and his brother Paul opened their first restaurant, Ristorante Bartolotta, in Wauwatosa in 1993. Joe has since become one of the area’s most well-known restaurateurs, opening many restaurants … Continue reading

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“Transplant Homes” at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center Receive Special Gift!

Amanda Kelleher just got a little help getting some sleep at night. She’s been staying in one of Aurora Health Care’s “transplant homes” while her husband recovers from a lifesaving liver transplant at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Amanda will … Continue reading

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DONATE LIFE MONTH: Live kidney transplant coordinator knows he is making a difference

Meet Jeff Klister, the living kidney donor coordinator at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center.  In an unassuming cubicle he does his part to save lives.  His primary role is to communicate with living kidney donors to help them navigate the … Continue reading

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