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Posts Tagged ‘Gene “Bean” Baxter’

Watch: KROQ’s Bean Featured on CBS This Morning

We all know what KROQ employee Scott Mason is thankful for this Thanksgiving.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the story about how Gene “Bean” Baxter from the Kevin and Bean show donated his kidney to his friend and colleague.

Well, CBS This Morning has been tracking this story and aired a piece on Wednesday that will choke you up if you aren’t stuffed with food yet.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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KROQ’s Bean Recovering After Kidney Donation

KROQ’s Gene “Bean” Baxter is recovering at Cedars-Sinai hospital after successfully donating his kidney to co-worker Scott Mason.

Baxter made the announcement earlier this month that he had decided to help his friend and KROQ’s director of engineering after learning of his health woes during a recent trip to his home in Seattle.

(And yes, that’s really Bean’s sock monkey in the photo.)

“We are happy to say that both Bean & Scott are done with their surgeries & everything went as expected!,” the Kevin & Bean Twitter account tweeted on Tuesday.

Bean is expected to make a full recovery and return to the airwaves on Nov. 26.

KROQ’s Bean Reveals His Decision to Donate Kidney to Co-Worker

A number of KROQ-FM staffers have known about this for a few months, ever since Gene “Bean” Baxter (pictured) first made the announcement at an internal meeting. But it was on this morning’s Kevin & Bean show that he shared with the rest of the world his stunning personal news. On November 13, Bean will be at Cedars-Sinai donating one of his kidneys to the station’s director of engineering Scott Mason. This is actually Mason’s second such transplant.

Be sure to click, bookmark and listen to the audio link at some point. It’s our coast’s latest equivalent to the many selfless acts being performed on the east coast in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. From Baxter’s KROQ show blog post:

Scott has had medical issues for much of his adult life, including his kidneys failing, and that led him to have a transplant from a cadaver back in 1999. Well, now that one has failed too and Scott is back on dialysis for many hours a week. The kidney processes waste out of the blood and without one your body is being poisoned all the time. The dialysis helps but is a temporary solution. You only get off the machine if you get a new kidney or you die.

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