Tom Brady's Personal QB Coach Awaiting a Kidney Transplant

January 31, 2012

The following article is from The Washington Post:

Tom Brady hopes that Tom Martinez, his personal quarterback coach, can soon find the kidney he needs for a transplant.

Martinez lives in northern California and has been working with Brady since the New England Patriots quarterback was about 13. Brady has stayed in touch with Martinez and received guidance from him throughout his NFL career.

"He’s been a great friend of mine for a long time,” Brady said Thursday after the Patriots’ first practice for the Super Bowl against the New York Giants on Feb. 5. He said Martinez has been seeking a kidney for some time.

Kidney Transplant Facts:

  • Of the 112,000 Americans awaiting a transplant, 90,000 need a kidney transplant.
  • Last year, nearly 14,000 people received kidney transplants.
  • A living organ donor can donate a kidney to save someone's life. Are you an organ donor?