Family takes to street corner searching for kidney donation for teenage son

Posted at 10:09 AM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 10:54:51-04

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida family has is on street corners asking for a very unusual donation — a kidney.

Jill Brannen and her two young daughters held signs on an Ocala street corner Saturday looking for a kidney for 19-year-old Nico Rivera. Rivera is on dialysis and has a rare disorder and both of his kidneys are 90 percent scar tissue.

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Brannen and her kids held up the orange signs as cars drove by Saturday, hoping to find luck with a Type O or A donor. Several family friends also joined them on the street corner.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports the family received a half dozen calls for donor information packets.

Brannen and her two daughters said they’ll be back at it again next weekend. They urged potential donors to call 352-207-3885 or 704-213-5190 or visit