Man seeking kidney uses Times Square billboard to find donor

A New York man seeking a kidney donor posted a sign in Times Square.
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A New York man seeking a kidney donor posted a sign in Times Square.

Credit: Justin Sullivan

Credit: Justin Sullivan

A New York man seeking a kidney is spreading the word in a big way, by using a billboard at Times Square, The New York Post reported.

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“My name is Marc. I need a kidney. YOU can help!” Marc Weiner, 53, a television executive from Great Neck, put on the billboard at Broadway and 47th Street.

Weiner, a married man with a 12-year-old daughter, lost both of his kidneys and his bladder after being diagnosed with cancer in 2015. He needs dialysis three times a week, according to his website, helpmarcfindakidney.com.

“Receiving a kidney transplant would put my life on a positive path,” Weiner wrote on his website. “I’d be healthy, could resume work and activities, I could spend more time with family and friends.

“Most importantly, it would allow me to live longer, since dialysis takes a tremendous toll on my body.”

The ad runs every seven minutes, the Post reported.