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Chicago Police Superintendent Getting New Kidney From Son

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is poised to receive a new kidney from his son.

The superintendent who disclosed in January after suffering a public dizzy spell that he's on a waiting list for a kidney transplant told reporters on Wednesday that 25-year-old Daniel Johnson would be the donor of the kidney.

Johnson did not want to say yet exactly when he will have the surgery but department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said it will be done within the next two weeks.

Johnson praised his son, saying that he was proud of him, telling reporters that he decided to donate one of his kidneys without being asked.

He also says that he is optimistic that the operation will be successful.