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- A Clayton County man is running out of time.
- Randy Daniel needs a kidney.
- He was born with polycystic disease and contracted West Nile virus.
A Clayton County man who desperately needs a kidney got creative in his attempt to find a donor.
Randy Daniel learned recently from his doctor that he is running out of time, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Daniel was born with polycystic kidney disease that causes clusters of cysts to develop in a person’s kidneys.
In 2002, his kidneys failed and a year later a family member donated a kidney.
“It’s minimally invasive now,” Daniel said. “It has come a long way.”
But in 2007, Daniel contracted West Nile virus and his new kidney failed, he told Channel 2.
Ten years have passed and despite interviews, a social media campaign, T-shirts and making his car into a rolling billboard, nothing worked.
He started a GoFundMe page to put up a billboard along Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro, where thousands of people could see his plea for help daily.
“It says my name is Randy Daniel, please help save my life,” he said.
Daniel said his situation is critical.
“I pray someone out there has a match for me,” he told Channel 2. “I know they are there and we will find that one person. It will give me life, literally.”
A kidney from a living donor will give him another 15 years.
The odds aren’t in his favor. Only one in 50,000 people would be a likely match.
If you would like to get tested, you can call Piedmont at 404-605-4605. You can follow Randy's journey on his Facebook page.
“I am doing everything I can to get the word out,” Daniel said.
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