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The gift of life: Times Square billboard appeals for kidney donors

The gift of life: Times Square billboard appeals for kidney donors
The appeal paid off, though not for Marc Weiner. The kidney he had solicited was not a match, so the generous donor, Michael Lollo, a retired NYPD detective, was inspired to give the organ to someone else.

Along with billboards in Times Square pitching Taco Bell, Capital One and Kevin Hart’s new Netflix comedy special was a Long Island man’s giant ad asking for a life-saving kidney.in Times Square on Friday.Saul Hachman holds a sign in Times Square indicating how to help him find a kidney on Friday, Dec.(Barry Williams/for New York Daily News) Also at Times Square Friday was Saul Hockman, 66, a former EMT who traveled from Connecticut in hopes of finding a kidney donor for himself.

(Barry Williams/for New York Daily News) The kidney exchange was arranged by the National Kidney Registry, which uses data and complex algorithms to optimally pair compatible donors with recipients across the country.The registry arranged for an organ transportation service to pick up Lollo’s kidney from his operating room at New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan and drive it to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, where Tisak received Lollo’s kidney Dec.

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