Arlington Heights twins await liver transplants

April 1, 2010 4:25:16 PM PDT
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Thursday highlighted the plight of 17-month-old twins from Arlington Heights who both need liver transplants.

Jake and Luke Swanson have been waiting several months for transplants.

The twins and their parents joined White at Children's Hospital Thursday to promote National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month.

Their mother, Robyn Swanson, urged people to sign up as organ donors.

The Swanson twins are among 5,000 people in Illinois and 100,000 nationwide waiting for organ transplants.