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Veteran medic looking for kidney donor

After more than a decade rescuing others, S.C. medic Rick Greene hopes someone can now save him


COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Midlands father who spent time serving his country and saving lives is looking for a kidney.

Rick Greene spent more than ten years rescuing others as a paramedic in many counties throughout the Midlands. Greene has two children, Kelsey and Kailen. Kelsey Greene is a 7th grader at St. Andrews. His son, Kailen Greene must haven taken after his father. Kailen plays football as a lineman at Columbia High School. 

His dad used to play football for the University of South Carolina as a linebacker. Greene said he found out that he had a kidney disease three years ago. 

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Bryan Zesiger Bryan Zesiger Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:22:57 AM What do u have to do to see if your a match
Shane Bogenschutz Shane Bogenschutz Wednesday, January 15, 2014 4:38:53 PM I'd donate to a fellow medic if compatible
Tim Snapp Tim Snapp Thursday, January 16, 2014 6:24:29 PM I would gladly donate my kidney to a fellow medic. My blood type is O+. Only issue is, I live in Oregon but that doesn't change my willingness to help.
Diane Annas-Calkins Diane Annas-Calkins Friday, January 17, 2014 3:13:33 PM I am more than willing to get tested or whatever I need to do and would graciously give away one of my kidneys to help, I live in California but would like to figure out how to help without having him go thru the donor list.

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