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The people using Instagram to find a life-saving kidney donor

Bo Harris says he was not only looking for an organ donation, he wanted to put a face to his largely invisible kidney disease

Bo Harris was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2015. In the five years since, he has gone to countless doctor appointments, spent weeks in bed with symptoms of the illness such as severe fatigue and body aches, and even battled and beat lung cancer. But the most difficult part of the journey by far, he says, was pushing the publish button on his first Instagram post searching for a life-saving kidney donation.

“It’s very out of my nature to have to ask people for anything, and for this, you have to essentially ask, ‘Can you donate an organ so I can continue living?’” he said. “It’s unimaginably difficult.”

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