An officer with the Green Township (OH) Police Department who is fighting for his life has reached out to get community's support as he searches for a new kidney.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, 45-year-old Troy Biggs was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) three years ago, a genetic disease that causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys. He recently found out his condition is deteriorating and that he needs a new kidney.

Biggs said he is healthy for the most part, but internally, his kidneys are failing he is approaching the stage where he will have to undergo dialysis.

Biggs is among roughly 600,000 people in the United States to have PKD, which does not have a known treatment or cure.

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