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Tom Brady Searching For Life Saving Kidney For Former Coach

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Now that's HAWT!

Tom Brady is busy preparing for one of the biggest games of his life, but he's also trying desperately to save a life.

His former football coach and mentor, Tom Martinez, suffered kidney failure and has been searching for a suitable replacement for two years. With no luck finding a match, doctors told him he's only got a few months to live, but he's not backing down and told sources:

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Chris Pratt And Aziz Ansari Want You To Give A Spit About Cancer

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We love comedy and we love curing cancer! Who better to remind us to give a sh*t spit about cancer than two of the funniest guys on TV?

Chris Pratt and Aziz Ansari from Parks and Recreation are spreading the word for anyone over 18 to give a spit about cancer on behalf of DoSomething.Org.

The campaign is calling for possible donors to join the Be The Match registry and potentially save the life of a blood cancer patient. To participate, simply swab a few cheek cells from inside your mouth and mail it back to the registry to see if you're a match!

To find out more information about how to get involved or hold your own "Give a Spit" drive on your college campus, click here!

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5 Taiwanese Transplant Patients Given HIV-Infected Organs

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Ugh! This is so tragic!

HIV-infected organs were accidentally transplanted into 5 patients at a Taiwan hospital!

It is likely the patients will now contract HIV, while the doctors and nurses who operated on them are at a high risk as well.

Check out the video above to find out how such an awful thing was allowed to happen!

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Celine Dion Urges Fans To Help Little Girl With Bone Marrow Failure

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Celine needs your help.

Lindsey Boggan struggled for years to become pregnant. And just ten months after giving birth to her little girl, Kate, the baby is now struggling for her life with a rare form of bone marrow failure.

Lindsey desperately wrote on her blog asking for help.

Struggling with fertility issues herself, singer Celine Dion knew she needed to do something when she heard the story of Lindsey and Kate.

She is urging her fans to register with DKMS in the hopes of becoming a hero and saving a 10-month-old who is struggling to survive.

DKMS is the world's largest bone marrow donor center that is urging everyone nationwide to sign up for a registration kit that will help them find a bone marrow match for Kate.

Click here to sign up and hopefully become a bone marrow donor for Kate or for the thousands of people who need your help.

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Octo-Mom Says She Hasn't Had Sex In 12 Years…

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And we thought Brandy hadn't gotten any action in a while…

In a preview for HDNet's upcoming celeb dating show Celebridate, Octo-Mom Nadya Suleman admits that she hasn't had sex in 12 years!

Here's what she says about it on the show:

"I've been celibate for 12 years!"

"[I've] never been on one date in my life. I've had a boyfriend and a donor, but that's it."

And here's what Nadya says about potential suitors on the dating show:

"As long as he doesn't touch me, we're good! No touching! A hand, maybe. I'm a germaphobe."

Sorry to hear it, Nadya! Then again, maybe it's for the best that you're not having any sex…wouldn't want to accidentally have child #15!!!

Could U go twelve years without sex?

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With 20 Million To 1 Odds, Man Finds Kidney On Facebook

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Thank you, Facebook! And of course, the woman who was kind of enough to give a stranger one of her kidneys.

David Ensley, a North Carolina man who has had polycystic kidney disease since 2001, suffered a kidney failure in 2009 and would die without a replacement.

Unfortunately for David, finding a kidney donor is no easy task, especially when his entire family was not a match and the odds of him finding a perfect match were 20 million to 1!

In a last ditch effort to reach a possible match, David's sister created a Facebook page asking for a suitable donor, explaining:

"A girlfriend of mine called and said she had a co-worker that had actually found her match on Facebook. I thought, 'what do we have to lose?' I mean, at [that] point, as sick as he was, why not?"

Other than a few minutes taken to perform the simple task, she literally had nothing to lose and only the rest of her brother's life to gain.

In some kind of a miracle, an old friend of the siblings happened to see the page and mentioned it to his wife in passing, never expecting for her to be the answer to their prayers.

Moved by the story, Amy Cunningham got tested and to her surprise, she was a perfect match for a perfect stranger! After losing her father herself 5 years ago, the woman did not want David's two teenage daughters to go through the same thing, explaining:

"They still need their dad. They need to be walked down the aisle. He needs to be there when they have children. If I can help another girl keep her daddy for 10, 15, 20 years just by donating a kidney — heck, I got two."

We definitely "like" this story! The kindness of the human heart and the wonder of technology never ceases to amaze us! Good luck with the new kidney, David!

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