Former Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has received more than a thousand offers and calls of interest for a kidney donation.
After making a public plea for help, former Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth looks to be receiving a ton of offers for a kidney donation.
Haynesworth asked for help after his kidney failed earlier this week in an Instagram post, saying he was “in dire need of a kidney,” and the offers for a donation have reportedly been streaming in.
Here’s the latest, via Mike Wilson and Jessica Bliss of the Knox News Sentinel.
"Since Haynesworth’s post, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received more than 1,000 “calls and offers for organ donation from well-wishers and individuals expressing interest,” chief communications officer John Howser said in a statement."
Along with kidney failure, Haynesworth also shared the news in his post that he had suffered a brain aneurism just three years after retiring from the NFL.
The outpouring of support is an amazing thing to see and hopefully it leads to Haynesworth getting the kidney transplant he needs. We hope everything works out for the best for Haynesworth and his family in the end.
If you’re interested in donating or have any questions about donating, you can call 615-936-0695.
Haynesworth, 38, spent seven seasons of his NFL career with the Titans after the team drafted him in the first round (No. 15 overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft. He made two Pro Bowls during his time with Tennessee and emerged as one of the best defensive lineman in football.
During his tenure with the Titans, Haynesworth played in 90 games (74 starts) andtotaled 274 combined tackles, 24 sacks, 60 tackles for loss and 42 QB Hits for the Titans. He was a first-team All Pro selection in 2007 and 2008.
In 2009, Haynesworth moved on from Tennessee and signed a seven-year, $100 million deal with the Washington Redskins. He spent the last years of his career with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.