Wake Forest baseball coach donates kidney to player


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Submitted: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 5:14pm
Updated: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 5:15pm
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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter has donated a kidney to a freshman player who suffers from a disease that can lead to kidney failure.

School officials said Tuesday that both Walter and outfielder Kevin Jordan were recovering in an Atlanta hospital one day after the transplant was performed.

Jordan was diagnosed last April with ANCA vasculitis, a type of autoimmune swelling disorder caused by abnormal antibodies. When those abnormalities show up in the kidneys, they cause blood and protein to leak into the urine and result in kidney failure.

Walter was tested in December to see if he would be a match, and learned Jan. 28 during the team’s first practice that he was.

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