Former councilman needing kidney finds donor

A former city council member from Brooklyn in need of a kidney donor found his match Wednesday.

A former city council member from Brooklyn in need of a kidney donor found his match Wednesday. (4/29/15)

BROOKLYN - A former city council member from Brooklyn in need of a kidney donor found his match Wednesday.

Lew Fidler says he has been enduring weekly dialysis for months while seeking a new kidney.

Fidler enlisted kidney matchmaker Chaya Lipschutz to help in February, News 12 Brooklyn previously reported.

Shortly after the story aired, a donor contacted Lipschutz to volunteer, Fidler says.

"Apparently he saw it," Fidler says. "I mean he was aware that I needed a kidney but that's what prompted him, and he contacted her and she walked him through the process right up through medical clearance."

The transplant surgery is scheduled for May 21.

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