Former Redskins Defensive Lineman Albert Haynesworth revealed on Instagram that he is in need of a Kidney transplant.
The 38-year-old VFL said his kidneys have failed after years of battling with kidney disease, and now he is reaching out to anyone in hopes of finding a live donor.
"It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow. First with the brain aneurysm 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me. But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney," he wrote on his Instagram page.
Our hearts and continued prayers go out to our kidney warrior Albert and the Haynesworth family. Anyone that's interested in being a donor can call Vanderbilt University Medical Center to schedule a donor screening at (615) 936-0695.
Haynesworth played for the University of Tennessee from 1999 to 2001 and was a first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans-- where he earned the reputation of being one of the most dominant defensive tackles in the league.
PLEASE You can still support my efforts by making a small donation today on my behalf click here> National Kidney Foundation KidneyWarriorLaTanyha Thank You for your continued support in my fight.👉
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