By Sandra Rose  | 

Chance the Rapper took to social media on Thursday, May 23, to make an emotional plea for fans to help him locate a kidney for his dying aunt.

The 26-year-old "No Problem" hitmaker asked his 8.2 million Twitter followers for their help in locating a type O positive kidney for his beloved Aunt Toni, who he called "one of the strongest forces in my life".

"I really need help… she is in dire need of a #kidney," he tweeted. "We have exhausted all options and have been wait listed for years. My family believes in the power of prayer and we give this problem up to God."

In a later tweet, Chance, real name Chancellor Bennett, apologized for getting overly emotional. "I’m sorry it was a lil overwhelmingly emotion [sic] writing this, Her blood type is O positive, you can get a quick blood test and physical to find your a match."

The Red Cross organization describes the O positive blood type as the most common in the world.

Following the Grammy-award winning musician's tweets, several fans were quick to respond to offer their kidneys.

"I'm type O- and would do this in a heartbeat," one Twitter user wrote.

Hospitals add their transplant patients to the United Network of Organ-Sharing (UNOS) waiting list. The UNOS is an organization that manages the nations's transplant systems and alerts a hospital when a transplant becomes available.

After removal from the donor, the organ is then packed in an ice cooler and flown to the hospital.

Patients who are in critical condition take priority. Their age and medical conditions are also taken into consideration. A patient's wealth does not give them priority over other transplant patients.

The organization favors younger patients and patients who are not likely to reject the donated organ.

Patients who are in need of a transplant because their organ was destroyed by drugs or alcohol are sometimes placed last on the last (if they get on the list at all). Those patients remain at the back of the list for years because priority goes to patients who are not substance abusers.

Patients who are in need of a transplant after attempting suicide are automatically rejected.

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  • Yoni7

    I pray that she finds one to aid in her healing. Aunties make the world go round. I never had an aunt(s).

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    "I never had an aunt(s)."


  • Michelle Peele

    Okay....I'm a little slow I guess. He said she's been on the waiting list for years. So if someone comes up and says i want to personally donate my kidney to this lady, it goes to her, right? Like, they wouldn't take it and give to the next person on the list, would they? Based on the write up, to me, it kind of suggests something else is going on if she's been on the list for years and she has a common type of blood. Maybe I'm reading too much into it. I wish the family the best.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    So sad, but pleading to your fans may open up Pandoras Box of extortionist JS.

  • iWasteTime

    I hope this plea not only helps his aunt but others who suffer.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I have a friend who went to Facebook she is in dire need of a kidney. She showed me where several people offered but they wanted 10-15k

  • Rayne

    Me neither. Two uncles tho.

  • Rayscoty

    Wait... So he want a black market kidney

  • jazmine

    black market when u sell it. he want somebody to donate their kidney

  • tintin

    i think if he pays up the funds he will definitely find a donor. people don't do anything for free out here anymore, people are struggling in these streets.

  • jazmine

    this list is typically for people who die. when alive u can donate a kidney/piece of you liver or lung to whomever you chose

  • SandraRose

    There's a reason if his aunt was on the list for years. Transplant patients move up the list - unless they are drug addicts or alcoholics, etc.

  • Topic Influencer

    My mom is gone with her two sisters now. My two youngest aunties. To VA for the holiday weekend. When my oldest aunt passed away last year I was very very depressed. Aunties are very special people man. Im so sorry Chance and family. Hope match is found *throak lump*

  • Topic Influencer

    We heard you the first time.

  • SandraRose

    Correct. The list is for people who die in hospitals. They or their family requested their organs be donated.

  • Michelle Peele

    Thanks for the clarification, Jazmine.

  • xxxgracious

    I'm type much you want for it Mr. Chance? *rubs hands like Birman*

  • Renee26

    But to skip the line still ?

  • Renee26

    Sandra's your aunt

  • Renee26

    Sandra's your aunt too... Nobody here is without one ?

  • jwoo250

    None of her relatives are a match? Or are they just like I ain't cutting out my kidney?

  • Blak

    Excuse me...give a stranger my kidney for free and deal with a lifetime of potential medical problems all by myself? Naw offer a nice compensation package and I'll let you have a kidney otherwise don't ask me for s#&t!!. You are friends with the Obama's don't come here begging

  • Yoni7

    I had GREAT AUNTS. But they were my mom's aunts. My mother was the only girl and my dad was an only child.

  • Renee26


  • Hazel

    I don't mean to sound unsympathetic, but she needs to get in line like everyone else. Her life is no more valuable than the next person's. Maybe he should advocate 4 testing or registry instead of seeking a kidney on the black market. His proposition should be illegal.

  • thick1tyme

    My mother is going through the same thing. There are other options...someone that may not be O positive but would like to donate kidney to aunt can swap donors. Another person may have a relative that would like to give them a kidney but isn't a match to them can swap donors with another person that is.

  • Applebootay

    Instead of Nipsey's baby mama drunk follow ups, can you please keep us posted if he found a donor? Please and Thank you.

  • Applebootay

    Yeah, it does sound somewhat unethical on the other hand, he is mourning the inevitable it seems and he's emotional. He's Chi=Town so he gets a pass.

  • Kimisan Waya

    I don't know anyone who'd donate a kidney for free unless it was family (or real close friends). You aren't the same after losing a kidney. It's a real sacrifice in love.

  • Applebootay

    Awwwwww, sorry baby...I know exactly how you feel. My mom and I are estranged from EACH OTHER....and my Aunt is like my surrogate Mom....and surrogate grandmother to my children...if anything ever happens to would be losing my own mother....

  • Applebootay

    Didn't Drake just help that lil white girl get a heart?

  • Logan Roberts

    I hope auntee gets a kidney in time ?. In other news, Chance is so funny looking to me.

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  • lilli lilian

    Didn't rapper Nelly make a public plea for fans/strangers to get tested for a bone marrow match for his sister? It didn't work out.

  • B.Loveitt

    I'm type O...what's the offer?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I agree this is very tacky what he is doing

  • Kay J

    That's right Chance- use that fame and money to get ahead in what you need!

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    If O positive is the most common, how come none of his family or friends have it?

  • chan chan

    How much he’s offering? I’m saving mine for my own family but he’s gonna have to sweeten the deal.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    I hope she finds a donor.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Look anybody know how to contact Mr Chance...tell him I got one for sale...I'm healthy, clean bill of health and willing to give up mine..... HOW MUCH HE PAYING???

  • Skin Deep Beauty


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  • SandraRose

    This is sad. I'm sorry she killed herself, but all the allegations against the man are just hearsay and gossip. He didn't steal the money from her, she willingly gave him the money. No one can tell a grown woman what to do with her money. #RIP.

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  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I want the children on the list to get first dibs though but thats just ME!

    Hope his aunt gets better???

  • Trace da Ace

    My first cousin is on that list...she has been doing dialysis for decades and her brother even donated a kidney about 15 years that kidney is about to fail as well....I offered one of mine up...but I was not her blood type....My heart goes out to these folks cause I know its difficult and heartbreaking to wait for something that may never come.....

  • Trace da Ace

    chile'.....thats what I am saying...

  • Meme


  • Itzgoingdown2