- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

BOSTON (AP) - Donnie Wahlberg’s Twitter skills have helped find a kidney for an ailing fan from Nashville, Tenn.

The New Kids on the Block bad boy singer tells the Boston Herald one of his 183,000 followers on Twitter retweeted a blog about a fan who urgently needed a kidney transplant.

Wahlberg has more than 30,000 tweets. He retweeted the kidney plea in December and asked for help for Bobbette Miller.

The Herald reports the request prompted a slew of calls to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and one of the callers was a match.


Miller now is scheduled for a June transplant.

Wahlberg calls the success a team effort. The Boston native says it proves how valuable Twitter can be.

Wahlberg also is an actor. He’s in the new CBS police drama “Blue Bloods.”