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CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson and son recovering well after kidney transplant

By Leah Hope,

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and his son were recovering well Thursday after undergoing kidney transplant surgery.

“One of his first questions this morning was ‘when can I get back on the treadmill?'” said Dr. Edward Hollinger, Johnson’s transplant surgeon.

Johnson received a kidney from his 25-year-old son Daniel. A hospital spokesperson said surgeries on both Johnson and his son went smoothly and as expected.

The operations were performed by Dr. Martin Hertl and Dr. Edward Hollinger and their surgical teams, the hospital said.

The 57-year-old superintendent said he’s been waiting 31 years to feel better. He also emphasized the attention on his surgery isn’t just attention on himself, but the importance of organ donation overall.


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