Message on SUV Gets Man New Kidney

Stranger decided to help ailing Ohio man
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 14, 2016 12:33 AM CDT
Message on SUV Gets Man New Kidney
Neil Raisman undergoes dialysis at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center earlier this month.   (Doral Chenoweth III/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

An ailing Ohio man whose family taped bright yellow letters asking for a kidney to the rear window of his SUV has found a donor, per the AP. The Columbus Dispatch reports 68-year-old Neal Raisman received a new kidney Friday at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center after suffering with kidney disease for several years. Raisman made the news last May when his daughter used yellow tape to write a message on his SUV that read: "Got kidney? I need 1. PLEASE call or text."

Raisman says he fielded more than 100 calls, some of them from pranksters and others from people with illegal propositions. He says a central Ohio woman called about four months ago saying she saw the message on his car and offered her kidney. The woman wished to remain anonymous because she would find praise embarrassing, he says. Raisman's surgeon tells the Dispatch that he is amazed by the generosity of organ donors. "These type of people, they are superheroes," he says. (Researchers say that over the last 25 years, organ donors have added more than 2.2 million years to American lives.)

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