It seems that Albert Haynesworth's public advocacy for a kidney had the desired effect of the former Pro Bowl defenseman.
Haynesworth appealed to Instagram on Wednesday to ask for a kidney from around the world after he allegedly had kidney failure on Sunday.
Albert Haynesworth receives a wave of support
According to a statement from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Knoxville New Sentinel, the hospital has received more than a thousand calls and offers of organ donations "from interested people and individuals expressing their interest".
While all potential donors will have to adhere to physical conditions and perform a positive test as a match for an organ transplant, supporting support is good news for Haynesworth.
A member of Haynesworth's family reportedly told News Sentinel that the double All-Pro was "very optimistic" a day after his Instagram post, according to the member, that was the idea of the doctors.
Haynesworth's kidneys would not have been completely closed, although he still needs two dialysis rounds on Monday and Tuesday. His doctors hoped that dialysis would rebuild the kidneys, but a transplant seems to be the best scenario for his long-term health.
The first medical problem of Albert Haynesworth
It's been eight years since Haynesworth retired from the NFL in 2011 and medical problems have not been around since.
In a radio interview he revealed three years ago that he had almost died of two brain aneurysms in 2015, spending 11 days in ICU after undergoing surgery to reduce the risk of developing anemia. swelling of his brain. The aneurysms would have been discovered only after a doctor had noticed that his blood pressure had increased.
Haynesworth said that this ordeal left him with serious long-term side effects on his brain.
"I just do not remember a lot of things, I do not feel as sharp as before about problem solving and answering questions," Haynesworth said. "It sounds crazy, but sometimes, writing my own name, I forget the signature of what I normally write, or by sending long texts, my words go back.
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