Thursday, November 15, 2012
Kathleen B. Murray, widow of retired U.S. Marshal and Chicago Police Officer Gerald T. Murray Sr. claims he got fungal meningitis from transplanted kidney
A retired U.S. Marshal and Chicago police officer died this spring after he received a transplanted kidney that was infected with fungal meningitis, his widow said. Now Kathleen B. Murray, of Romeoville, wants to ask everyone involved with the transplant — doctors and nurses from the donor network and from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where Murray was hospitalized — what they knew about the kidney and when they knew it.
Gerald T. Murray Sr. died from the infection in May, about seven months after he received the donor kidney through the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network. Gerald Murray, who worked in the Chicago Police Department’s Deering District on the South Side, was honored with a resolution by the Chicago City Council in June, after council members were notified of his death by Ald. Ed Burke.
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