Former NFL Defensive Tackle Albert Haynesworth Says He Needs a Kidney

Former NFL Defensive Tackle Albert Haynesworth Says He Needs a Kidney

Former NFL Defensive Tackle Albert Haynesworth Says He Needs a Kidney

"My doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans".

The 38-year-old Haynesworth, who played at Hartsville High School, posted on Instagram that he's been battling kidney disease for a few years.

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.

"It's hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season (s) in retirement that my body has taken another major blow". This is not the first health issue, Haynesworth has dealt with since leaving the National Football League, he says he had a brain aneurysm in 2014. But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney.

Haynesworth rose to stardom during a seven-year run with the Tennessee Titans before signing a record free agent deal with the Washington Redskins. "GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message".

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Haynesworth played 10 seasons in the National Football League, with Tennessee, Washington, New England and Tampa Bay, retiring after the 2011 season.

The outpouring of support is an unbelievable thing to see and hopefully it leads to Haynesworth getting the kidney transplant he needs. In 2008, Haynesworth posted 8.5 sacks and 22 QB hits as he won the Sporting News' Defensive Player of the Year award.

Two brain aneurysms in 2014 almost killed Haynesworth, he revealed in 2016.

He shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed and wrote that his kidneys failed him Sunday and he's looking for a donor.

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