Posted: Wednesday, 24 December 2008 6:15AM
Man Finds Kidney Donor on Craigslist
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — It’s his favorite Christmas present, a new kidney! For 69 year-old Dan Flood, he got his gift thanks to a kidney wanted ad his daughters posted on Craigslist.”Every day is better than the day before,” said Flood explaining that the donor was an anonymous woman from California. She found his ad, and now, Flood said, they are great friends.
“She already wants to come here again to celebrate our anniversary next year. I’d figure we could go to the Bahamas together,” laughed Flood.
Cynthia, Flood’s daughter said she is forever indebted to Craigslist. “Craig Newmark is amazing,” she said. “I think the Web site itself opens up your eyes to other avenues.”
The ad was first posted in August of 2007. Flood had his operation December 12th of this year.
Flood’s daughters started a foundation, Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation of America, where you can find more information about becoming an altruistic donor.