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NY Jets Legends Day

Honoring Jets of the Past, Dennis Bligen Former Jet Player and Longtime Friend, Gave His Jersey Off the Field to John Allen. John and Dennis have a Long History Together, Playing Side by Side at St. John's University! We Proudly Support Dennis and His Efforts in finding the cure to his Kidney Disease and Supporting His Organization!!!

Dennis with former teammates, Mark Gastineau a former New York Jets defensive end from 1979 to 1988 who was one of the quickest and most feared pass rushers of his generation (left) and Joe Klecko a former New York Jets defensive lineman best remembered for his days as a member of the New York Jets' famed "New York Sack Exchange.

There is a constant shortage of donor organs in metropolitan areas such as New York City. Give the gift of life by becoming an organ donor.

In kidney transplants, the donors' remaining kidney strengthens to compensate for the kidney that he or she donated. Kidneys from a living donor have a better long-term survival than kidneys from a deceased donor.

Also, deceased kidney donation cannot meet the needs of all patients in this country who need a kidney transplant. The waiting time for a deceased kidney donation may be two to five years. Kidney donations from living donors have always been a better option. More recently, kidneys donated from unrelated living donors (such as a spouse or a friend) have been as successful as those from close relatives.

The Dennis Bligen Kidney Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in honor of Dennis Bligen, who was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2002.

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