MacIntyre was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2005, but the wife of his Arizona State University music teacher was able to come to the rescue when she selflessly donated a kidney to him in 2007.
Sadly, Scott, 29, is again in dire need of another life-saving surgery.
“Seven years ago my life was saved by a kidney transplant,” MacIntyre recently wrote in an emotional email to loved ones. “It’s because of that transplant, I was able to compete on American Idol, marry my wife Christina, and share my music and story around the world.”
“But a transplanted kidney can’t last forever,” he continues. “Over the last couple years my kidney function has slowly dropped. My function is at 18%, and I now need a second kidney transplant.”
MacIntyre is currently on a waiting list for the organ, but the wait before one becomes available could be as long as five years — precious time the singer may not be able to spare.
Scott is enrolled at the kidney transplant program at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. If you’re interested in becoming a living kidney donor, call 6159360695, ext. 3.