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7 employees donate kidneys at Loyola U. Medical Center

Chicago Sun-Times, April 28, 2011

Kindness seems to be contagious at Loyola University Medical Center. Five of the Maywood hospital's employees have donated kidneys to complete strangers since last year, and two others were good Samaritan kidney donors to casual acquaintances. The altruistic donors nicknamed "The Seven Sisters of Loyola" appear to have set a world record for the most employees of a single company donating kidneys to non-relatives, hospital officials said Wednesday. Their generosity also helped launch Loyola's "Pay it Forward" kidney donation program, which uses the non-profit National Kidney Registry to try to turn a single altruistic donation into a "chain" of multiple kidney transplants.