A former Red Sox pitcher and Massachusetts native, Jeff Plympton, is reaching out to the Fenway Faithful for assistance. Plympton, who spent eight years in the Red Sox organization, is currently battling Polycystic Kidney Disease and is in need of a new kidney.
The 57-year-old, born in Framingham and raised in Plainville, has resided and worked in Wrentham for the past 33 years as the director of recreation. Plympton took to his Facebook page to share a heartfelt plea for help.
Plympton explained, “I have a kidney condition called Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). It is a hereditary condition that I have known about for many years. But I knew as the condition progressed it would be around this age my kidneys would fail. The human body only requires one kidney to function, but we all have 2. For the past 4 months, I have been screened/tested extensively to be placed on a regional transplant list. It is a real step in the right direction that I am on the Transplant List.”
While Plympton is currently on a transplant list, the process can take a significant amount of time, ranging from six to eight years. In light of this, Plympton is appealing to anyone who may be able to help him in his time of need.
If you are interested in potentially donating a kidney to Plympton, you can reach out to him directly on Facebook or contact Rhode Island Hospital:
Living Donor Information: lifespan.org/donorguide
Division of Organ Transplantation 593 Eddy Street, APC 921 Providence, RI 02903
Sarah Gibb Tel: 401-444-3091
Plympton’s situation is still developing, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
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