New Haven’s state Senate President Martin Looney needs kidney transplant


NEW HAVEN >> State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney needs a kidney transplant and is reaching out to parishioners at two Catholic parishes in the city as he begins the search for a donor.

Looney, 68, Tuesday said he will have to go on dialysis in a matter of weeks if he doesn’t receive a transplant.

Elected to the state Senate in 1992, he was majority leader from 2003 to 2014 and has been the highest ranking Democrat in the Senate since 2015.

(The number to call to inquire about being a donor and a description of the process that follows is: 1-866-925-3897.)

A lifelong resident of New Haven, Looney said he has suffered from a form of arthritis since he was in his late teens, specifically Ankylosing Spondylitis, which has permanently affected his spine and neck. Continue reading
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