Bridgeport man in need of kidney donation

Ortiz and his family are asking anyone who is healthy and has an

Ortiz and his family are asking anyone who is healthy and has an "O" blood type to please step forward. (3/26/15)

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport man in need of a kidney transplant is reaching out to the public.

Jose Ortiz was diagnosed with stage 4 chronic kidney disease after a routine physical more than a year ago, according to the Facebook page "Let's Get Jose a New Kidney." The youth minister and chaplain has been on dialysis and a waiting list ever since.

Mayor Bill Finch, along with other chaplains, were at Ortiz's home Thursday to celebrate his work and dedication to helping others. Finch gave him a citation and proclaimed March 26 "Jose Ortiz Day."

Ortiz and his family are asking anyone who is healthy and has an O blood type to please step forward.

If you or someone you know is interested in seeing if they are a match, the Ortiz family asks that you reach out to Yale-New Haven Hospital and let them know you are interested in helping.

 

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