PGA Tour golfer Jonathan Byrd takes to social media seeking kidney donor for his mom


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Published 7:44 a.m. ET Aug. 13, 2019 | Updated 8:13 a.m. ET Aug. 13, 2019

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Jonathan Byrd took to social media Monday night in hopes of finding an organ donor for his mother, Jo, who is battling kidney disease.

“Her best possible option is to find a living donor with O positive or O negative blood type,” Byrd said in a video posted on Twitter. “Up to this point, she’s had about 12 friends or family come forward to volunteer to donate their kidney and unfortunately no one’s been approved yet. This would greatly improve her quality of life.”

He goes on to ask anyone watching to consider becoming an organ donor for his mother or anyone else in need. Byrd shares the numbers of MUSC Hospital in Charleston, S.C., and Augusta University Hospital. If anyone is interested in helping, they should contact these hospitals and ask for the donation coordinator.

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