Rhode Island man advertising to find wife a kidney



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WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is getting creative in his search to secure a kidney donor for his wife.

Jim Small, of Warwick, is exhausting all avenues to find a donor to match his wife's rare type O-negative blood.

WJAR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1IF7nDO ) Small first started with a sign on the back of his pickup truck that read, "Type O Blood. Wife Needs Kidney. Please Donate," along with his phone number. He now operates an online campaign spreading the same message.

Small's wife was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease over 20 years ago.

April Small is on a list to receive a transplant, but would be able to have the surgery immediately if she can provide her own donor.

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Information from: WJAR-TV, http://www.turnto10.com

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