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Fundraiser held for Sisters Hospital nurses aid in immediate need of a kidney

27-year-old Ashley Berlinski's kidney is failing. Western New Yorkers got together Sunday to raise money for her treatment at a fundraiser.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Western New York has been wrapping its arms around a Sisters Hospital nurses aid in need of a kidney.

2 On Your Side first met Ashley Berlinski in December. She's a 27-year-old with stage five renal failure, which means her kidney is failing. She's in desperate need of a new one.

"I look OK, but on the inside, things are not so great," she said in December. 

Since our first story aired, Berlinski says 13 people have already gone through the testing process in hopes of being a match for her. 

On Sunday, a fundraiser was held to raise money for her treatment and awareness about the importance of organ donation. 

If you weren't able to make the fundraiser, you can also donate through her GoFundMe page

Berlinski needs a donor with O-negative or O-positive blood type.

However, if you don't have that blood type, you can still help her. If you donate a kidney to someone else in need, the hospital will be able to find her a kidney as well.

If you would like more information about transplantation or the donation process you can click here. You can also call the hospital tip line (585) 275-7753.

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