Former councilman needing kidney finds donor

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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