30 Rock Star Bounces Back After Getting A New Kidney

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Aug. 4 2010, Updated 3:33 p.m. ET

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30 Rock sidekick Grizz Chapman has a new kidney and is making the most of his new lease on life. Grizz is headed back to the hospital that treated him- this time as an advocate for organ donation.

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After being diagnosed with blood pressure a decade ago and learning years later he was suffering from kidney disease, Chapman was undergoing weekly dialysis treatments.  He needed to lose about 75 pounds to become an eligible candidate for a kidney transplant and successfully underwent surgery last month at New York's Montefiore Medical Center.

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According to reports, Chapman plans to speak Thursday at the hospital for National Minority Organ Donor Awareness Day, which focuses on obstacles related to minorities and donation, promoting healthy living and disease prevention to decrease the need for transplantation.

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