George Lopez is back with a new show called Lopez on TVLand and he’s super excited to be back on TV. What a lot of people don’t know about him is that he suffers from a genetic disorder that caused him kidney failure and he received a kidney transplant in 2005, which was actually donated by his now former ex-wife. Lopez has been a spokesman for the National Kidney Foundation and he continues to encourage people on the importance of organ donation.
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He’s currently working with Mediaplanet’s newest campaign, “Kidney & Liver Health” a campaign that talks about the importance of kidney function, featuring a chat with the comedian and his experience receiving a kidney transplant. The campaign also highlights liver health issues like hepatitis, in order to educate readers, since hepatitis B and C are the leading causes of liver cancer.