NYP DONOR PROFILE: Meet Mark Chamberlain
One day in 2016, retired NYPD officer Mark Chamberlain (above right) read an urgent cry for help on Facebook. Joseph Cappuccilli (above left), a fellow officer and 9/11 first responder, was in stage 4 renal failure and in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Mark did not know Joe, but he knew he had to help. So, he went to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where Dr. Sandip Kapur, an Attending Surgeon, confirmed he was a match. There, Dr. Kapur was able to successfully perform a living donor transplant surgery. Through organ donation, Mark gave Joseph an incredible gift—and saved his life.