In early February, Alan Chapman and son Tyler Chapman were all smiles during a pre-operation visit to University of Kansas Hospital. Tyler originally was to donate a kidney to his father on Valentine’s Day, but medical complications that day forced the operation to be canceled. Now the University of Kansas Health System has turned down Alan Chapman’s return to the operating room, saying it’s too high-risk.
In early February, Alan Chapman and son Tyler Chapman were all smiles during a pre-operation visit to University of Kansas Hospital. Tyler originally was to donate a kidney to his father on Valentine’s Day, but medical complications that day forced the operation to be canceled. Now the University of Kansas Health System has turned down Alan Chapman’s return to the operating room, saying it’s too high-risk. File photo by Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com
In early February, Alan Chapman and son Tyler Chapman were all smiles during a pre-operation visit to University of Kansas Hospital. Tyler originally was to donate a kidney to his father on Valentine’s Day, but medical complications that day forced the operation to be canceled. Now the University of Kansas Health System has turned down Alan Chapman’s return to the operating room, saying it’s too high-risk. File photo by Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com

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