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Wake Forest coach donates kidney to former Northside player

By Web Staff – email

ATLANTA, GA (WTVM) – Kevin Jordan was one of the area's top high school baseball players last summer. However, his career is on hold while he recovers from kidney transplant surgery in Atlanta.

He began having problems last summer, due to a rare disorder that attacks healthy white blood cells and damage small blood vessels.

All this made worse by the fact that no one in his family was a suitable donor.

Signing to play baseball with Wake Forest turned out to be the greatest move the outfielder from Northside High School ever made.

It was Demon deacons head coach Tom Walter that proved to be a match and Walters donated his kidney, with the surgery taking place yesterday.

They are both expected to be released from the hospital early next week, with Jordan perhaps able to return to Wake Forest for summer semester.

All involved will speak publicly about the surgery tomorrow in Atlanta.

We'll be there, and have it for you.

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