Former Patriots defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth made the upsetting announcement on Wednesday that he is in "dire need of a kidney" after his failed him on July 7.
Haynesworth announced the news and asked for a donor in the Instagram post below:
Well this hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans Some of you may know I’ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come family, friends and fans I’m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7 2019. 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 aneurism 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. If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message. #VFL #TITANUP
The Patriots traded for Haynesworth in July of 2011, but waived the two-time Pro Bowler just four months later in November. Haynesworth played 10 seasons in the NFL for the Titans, Redskins, Patriots, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
While Haynesworth's tenure in New England didn't go as planned, this issue is far bigger than football. Call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 if you or somebody you know would like to donate.
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