Kidney donors, patients meet their match at Northwestern Hospital

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CHICAGO – About 12 couples met Wednesday night, some related, some friends at Northwestern Memorial Hospital – but all connecting with a different person than they came in with for a remarkable outcome.

This was the day needy kidney patients got to meet the people who gave them the gift of life.

There was a lot of love and generosity in one room – and a family photo of sorts – people now connected in a very special way.

Everyone involved hopes stories like this will bring more people forward who are willing to donate and get the process started.