- The Washington Times
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Former Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth thanked his fans for their support after receiving hundreds of calls and offers from potential donors for his needed kidney transplant. 

Haynesworth said he has started his dialysis treatment and is feeling better than his previous update, in which he revealed that he was suffering from kidney failure. 

Haynesworth posted the following update on Facebook, which was later shared by Pro Football Talk: 

First and foremost I want to thank each and everyone that prayed and supported me during this new ordeal, you guys are amazing. “ want to also say I love you guys that are willing to give me a kidney [there] are no words that can describe my feelings for this blessing.

Now for the update, today I started my first dialysis treatments outside the hospital. I’m feeling better than the previous post since the great hospital staff of Williamson Medical pulled more than 12 [pounds] of fluid from in and around my lungs.

Now for my new family (donors), Vanderbilt will be sending you blood tests that you take to a lab then send it back to Vanderbilt. After that, they will give you further instructions. Oh yes for my new family member (donor) that is picked your medical expenses will be covered under my insurance and for time missed for work [there] are grants that Vandy will direct you to so you can get compensation for giving this precious gift to me. I don’t know the amount but I seriously doubt it will make you rich FYI.

Haynesworth shared the news of his most recent health problems last week. The 38-year-old signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Redskins in 2009, but was released after he played just 20 games with Washington. 


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