Ed Kranepool Hopes To Meet Kidney Donor On Thursday: UPDATE


Mets great Ed Kranepool said “someone up above was looking out for us.”

Kranepool is set to undergo surgery next month for a kidney transplant after a match came through after two years. He told WOR’s “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning” that his wife was depressed and he was beginning to worry about her just before the phone call about the donation came.

“You’ve gotta be thankful that there are enough people out there listening to all the interviews I had over the last two years and all the newspaper press that we developed and somebody reached out and forever you’re going to be thankful and grateful to the people that believe in giving back to somebody else,” Kranepool said.

Kranepool’s next doctor’s appointment is on Thursday and he hopes to meet the donor then.The donor is a complete stranger and Kranepool doesn’t know anything about them.

“I look forward to it.It’s something you want to thank them in person and be forever grateful for,” Kranepool said.

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UPDATE:

After successful kidney surgery Ed Kranepool joined Len and Joe to tell the story about how he ended up getting his kidney. Thanks in part to donor chain which saved another life including Ed's.

He said that he is looking forward to the team’s 50th-anniversary celebration next month following a life-saving kidney transplant that was part of a donation chain.

The 74-year-old Mets legend, underwent the transplant last week at Stony Brook University Hospital after waiting two years for a new kidney and is already home.

kidney transplant says he is looking forward to the team’s 50th-anniversary celebration next month following a life-saving kidney transplant that was part of a donation chain.The 74-year-old Mets legend, underwent the transplant last week at Stony Brook University Hospital after waiting two years for a new kidney