BOSTON – Donnie Wahlberg’s Twitter skills have helped find a kidney for an ailing fan from Nashville, Tenn.
The New Kids on the Block bad boy singer tells the Boston Herald one of his 183,000 followers on Twitter retweeted a blog about a fan who urgently needed a kidney transplant.
Wahlberg has more than 30,000 tweets. He retweeted the kidney plea in December and asked for help for Bobbette Miller.
The Herald reports the request prompted a slew of calls to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and one of the callers was a match.
Miller now is scheduled for a June transplant.
Wahlberg calls the success a team effort. The Boston native says it proves how valuable Twitter can be.
Wahlberg also is an actor. He’s in the new CBS police drama “Blue Bloods.”