Retired NYC cop who plays Santa needs new kidney

The News Leader

December 23, 2010 3:53:30 AM PST
A retired New York City police officer who plays Santa for the children of fallen officers is hoping for a holiday gift of his own - a new kidney.

Angelo Grande works for the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association and dresses up as Santa at the organization's holiday parties for widows and children of officers.

The 65-year-old has polycystic kidney disease and is on dialysis. The PBA is trying to find a kidney donor for him.

Potential donors would need to have type O blood and get in touch with the North Shore University Hospital Kidney Transplant Center in Long Island.

Do you have something to add to this story? Click here to contact Eyewitness News.