Posted June 15th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Baseball, Draft

Carson Kainer was drafted in the 14th round of last week’s Major League Baseball draft but his pro career is going to have to wait. Kainer learned earlier this month that he was in need of a kidney transplant. Born with chronic renal failure, he has only one functioning kidney and that one is starting to fail as well. His overall kidney function has fallen to 13 percent.

Kainer hopes to have the transplant within the next few weeks, but that is dependent on finding a suitable donor kidney from a relative. After the surgery there would be four to six weeks of recovery and then at least three months before he is allowed to resume any kind of physical activity. If a donor can’t be found within his family, Kainer will have to be put on the national donor waiting list and undergo dialysis treatments while waiting.

Kainer hopes to be back in the outfield for the Texas Longhorns next season. We certainly wish him the best of luck in his treatment and recovery.


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  1. reply to  #1

    kathy rutherford

    Our hearts and prayers are with Carson everyday. We wish him a speedy recovery and a fulfilling life. We hope he can fulfill his dream to one day plan MLB.

  2. reply to  #2


    Best wishes on finding that perfect donor match and a speedy recovery. We expect to see you out on the field come Spring. If you can play like you played with 20 – 13% total kidney function, just think what you can do with 50%. Lookout Big 12 Conference!!!

    May God Bless YOU.

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  4. reply to  #4

    Andrew Welch

    Carson you are a very talented baseball player. You have really made the Texas Longhorns baseball program shine. I hope you are back in left field next spring.

    May God Bless.

  5. reply to  #5


    i’m ready to donate u ma kindney , i want u to pay me for that , think about it u need kindney i need money

  6. reply to  #6


    i can help u if u need kidney, please contact me at [removed]
    i am in scotland. 26years old.

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