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Woman in need of kidney transplant posts sign on back of car

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee County woman is need of a kidney is taking her message on the road. 

Helen Totsky posted on a sign on the back of her car that reads: "Hi, my name is Helen, I need a kidney. If you do not want to donate one, that's OK, I understand. Could you please pass this number on to someone who might? 414-466-6751."

She also wears a shirt with her information on it and hands out cards that states she is blood Type O Positive. 

Totsky says she's been on a waiting list for more than a year. 

"You’ll save a life, whether it’s my life or somebody else’s life," she says. 

Totsky is hoping that by getting a kidney transplant and getting off dialysis, she can have enough energy to get a part-time job. She said her husband also had a kidney transplant three years ago.

She says last year they spent $15,000 on medical bills. 

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