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This story was originally published on June 27, 2018.

In a special preview episode of Handz on Health, host Mic Handz details his battle with chronic kidney disease, which he has been fighting for 10 years. Kidney disease affects 30 million American adults; and African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and seniors are all at higher risk for the disease; according to the National Kidney Foundation. Since the filming of this preview, Handz has begun dialysis treatment, and his search for a donor kidney continues.

If you are interested in becoming a live donor, and being tested to determine whether you are a match for Christopher Rogers (Handz), please call the Living Donor Hotline at (212) 263-3621, or email nyutrlivingdonor@nyumc.org.

Press play above to watch our preview episode of Handz on Health, a new health and wellness series from StayUp.News.

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