Heart & Kidney Transplant: Kenneth's Story

Kenneth Woodka encountered many obstacles when he looked for a hospital for his transplant surgery. He visited six hospitals hoping to be accepted for transplant surgery -- only to be turned down by every one because he was deemed to be too high risk. Not wanting to give up, Kenneth turned to the University of Chicago Medicine, an internationally known center for multi-organ transplant surgery. Thankfully, the University of Chicago's experienced transplant team was able to give Kenneth the life-saving heart-kidney transplant surgery he needed so he could get back to enjoying life with his family and friends.

Video: Heart & Kidney Transplant: Kenneth's Story

In this video, Kenneth and his wife, Judie, and cardiac surgeon Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD, describe Kenneth's case and the path he took to successful transplant surgery and to getting his life back on track. Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds Transcript (PDF)

April 2008