“Hundreds of calls and offers” received after Albert Haynesworth asks for a kidney

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Former NFL standout Albert Haynesworth has asked the fans for a kidney, and the fans are responding.

Via the Knoxville News Sentinel, Vanderbilt University Medical Center chief communications officer John Howser said in a statement that the facility has received “hundreds of calls and offers for organ donation from well-wishers and individuals expressing interest.”

That’s good news for Haynesworth. Others who need a kidney aren’t so lucky; via the News Sentinel, 12 people die per day waiting for a new kidney.

Also, of the 123,000 Americans currently on the waiting list for an organ transplant, more than 101,000 need a kidney. Haynesworth is one of them, and it looks like he’s moving closer to getting the one kidney he needs.

The 15th pick in the 2002 draft, Haynesworth played for the Titans, Washington, the Patriots, and the Buccaneers.

35 responses to ““Hundreds of calls and offers” received after Albert Haynesworth asks for a kidney

  1. I was a Redskins fan at the time that Fat Albert did his dirty acts raking in team cash and creating snow angels on the field and otherwise showing what a low life human being he was. He made all of his decisions on his own and was handsomely rewarded for the fraud he perpetuated.

    As a human being, there are those who are on a waiting list who have not wronged other people and who have not made hundreds of millions of dollars in their career. My heart goes out to all of those people who did nothing to deserve the pain their life experiences and they should be well ahead of this guy without any question.

    Mr. Haynesworth does have some choices to make:

    1. Act in good faith and donate your dollars to research; do not use your former position to put yourself ahead of someone who has been on a waiting list and whose life is no more precious than yours.

    2. Issue a mea culpa to the NFL fans for being such a lazy, unfulfiling dirtbag of a player. Come clean and apologize for ripping off fans and the team owners for not committing yourself to excellence.

    3. Wait in line. Shut up. And don’t make this anymore public than it is. And don’t create or accept any funds from a donate fund page.

    While I will not judge you as a person and what is in your heart, I do know what you demonstrated to the public and you are so unworthy of any tears or remorse. I’ll let God judge you. I won’t spend anymore time on your situation. I hope you have your ducks in a row because it is unlikely you’ll be making snow angels where you might end up.

  2. just wow huh …. as much evidence he is not a very good human being but just because he happened to be a football player who sure played certain teams for a big contract ….. is now more worthy than the folks way ahead in the line then him ??? …. and tell that to the families of how many folks died so he may live …. just one of the many things gone wrong in america today

  3. It’s great people are supporting Haynesworth but they should be just as concerned for all the other people on transplant lists. Wealthy and famous people are more likely to get transplants than the average person.

  4. I hope those hundreds of people offering to donate their kidney to Albert Haynesworth will also be willing to see if they’re a match for someone else on the transplant list. He only needs one, but you can save the life of someone you never heard of.

  5. If my family member were on the donor list, I’d be pissed. This guy thinks he can circumvent all of the other people who have been on the list longer?

  6. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    July 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    I was a Redskins fan at the time that Fat Albert did his dirty acts raking in team cash and creating snow angels on the field and otherwise showing what a low life human being he was. He made all of his decisions on his own and was handsomely rewarded for the fraud he perpetuated.

    As a human being, there are those who are on a waiting list who have not wronged other people and who have not made hundreds of millions of dollars in their career. My heart goes out to all of those people who did nothing to deserve the pain their life experiences and they should be well ahead of this guy without any question.
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    Well made points and very well said!

  7. I’d be curious to see whether any of his “hundreds of offers” of kidney transplants came from Mike Shanahan or Dan Snyder.

  8. Someone will donate a kidney specifically to AH out of the goodness of their heart (because we all know it is illegal to sell your organs) and then Mr. Haynesworth will want to express his gratitude by putting their kids through college. No, nothing shady going on here, look away.

  9. I love all the bashing of Haynesworth…..all I know is if any of you all were in his situation most if not all would do the exact same thing. Kidney failure is no joke. It’s essentially a death sentence.

    When it comes to fighting for your life all this philosophical ideas from individuals of fair or unfair goes out the window. I hope Haynesworth gets a kidney and uses his secind chance at life to improve the lives of others. Maybe become an advocate for organ donation.

  10. It’s a nice story whenever someone donates an organ to someone in need, but this illustrates the folly of the “pay college athletes” crowd. Besides the explicit compensation of a free education often worth $100K+, college athletes benefit most from NETWORKING, i.e. the profiles they develop as players. Haynesworth is still being “compensated” for playing a ball game by having loads of people want to donate; meanwhile, most everyone else who needs a new kidney who had to pay (individually or indirectly through his or her parents) to gain a college education will also have to sit and hope for a miracle.

  11. “I love all the bashing of Haynesworth …”

    It’s not bashing. People are reacting to the irony of the situation … where fine, upstanding people die every day waiting for a transplant. Yet this lowlife has hundreds of offers because he’s rich and famous.

  12. With all the bank he has made why not BUY a kidney? What. I’m going to DONATE a kidney to someone who has over a hundred million dollars? If I were him I would offer 2 million dollars to someone who would DONATE a kidney. He would be overwhelmed with responses. I am an organ donor. If he is going to “jump over” others in the line for kidneys, then I would make him pay. “Your money or your life” is not a new term. I do wish him well. People who didn’t even know who he was/is would jump in line. And by the way Albert, you can’t take it with you.

  13. My son had a heart transplant in 2004 and there is a lot of misunderstanding about the way the donor program works. I suggest everyone research it so you’ll understand it better. In 2004 when my son was waiting for a heart, 7 people died waiting for an organ on the floor he was on. My son ultimately waited almost two years with an LVAD (left ventricle assist device) pump implanted inside him to do the work of his left ventricle and keep him alive. My son is “O” negative so the only donor he could receive a heart from had to be an “O” negative blood type also, and my son is 6’7″ tall and weighed at that time about 240 lbs, so the donor had to have a large heart, too.
    I hope when I die they can take whatever they need to help someone else. Imagine if you could give sight to someone who had never seen by donating your eyes? What better gift could you ever give to anyone than something like that?

  14. Albert did say his doctor told him to reach out to anyone willing to offer a kidney to him. He’s just doing what his doctor ordered. Sure he did some shady stuff but it was the dumb owner of Washington that threw all that money at him. Nobody else offered him that. Be mad all you want but the ultimate blame goes to Daniel Snyder for wanting to floss his wealth. Prayers to Albert!

  15. Makes me want to donate one to someone on the list with the caveat that it be anyone but him. I don’t wish the man to die but he of all people on the good human scale should NOT come in ahead of others because of his financial position. One should not be able to choose who their kidney goes to UNLESS it’s family.

  16. What a bum.
    What makes him so special, that he should get a kidney over thousands of others?

  17. I don’t want to see the guy die but he should not jump ahead of others who need kidney transplant just because he is a rich, former NFL player. He isn’t any more deserving of a kidney than anyone else’s father, mother, sister or brother

  18. nyneal says:
    July 11, 2019 at 8:24 pm
    My son had a heart transplant in 2004 and there is a lot of misunderstanding about the way the donor program works. I suggest everyone research it so you’ll understand it better. In 2004 when my son was waiting for a heart, 7 people died waiting for an organ on the floor he was on. My son ultimately waited almost two years with an LVAD (left ventricle assist device) pump implanted inside him to do the work of his left ventricle and keep him alive. My son is “O” negative so the only donor he could receive a heart from had to be an “O” negative blood type also, and my son is 6’7″ tall and weighed at that time about 240 lbs, so the donor had to have a large heart, too.
    I hope when I die they can take whatever they need to help someone else. Imagine if you could give sight to someone who had never seen by donating your eyes? What better gift could you ever give to anyone than something like that?
    ——————————-
    Great story and great advice. Nice post

  19. If there’s one lesson everyone takes away from this story is that they should register to become an organ donor. It’s easy to check YES when you renew your drivers license. Give the gift of life.

    Best wishes to Haynesworth and to ALL the people waiting for an organ. Science is amazing that we can save the life of people using donor organs. NEVER compromise on education and science.

  20. Anyone else notice the only team he referenced with their city was Washington?

    “…Haynesworth played for the Titans, Washington, the Patriots, and the Buccaneers.”

    Made me ‘heh’ is all.

  21. I hear steroids are very hard on the body, but I’m sure that has nothing to do with this. He should buy a kidney like Michael Jackson bought his kids. Both are against the law, but you can buy someone a house, donate money to them for upkeep of the house, and maybe a car or two. Must be nice to live in that kind of bubble where the real world stops at your door.

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