Former NFL defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth\u2019s desperate plea for a kidney donation has generated significant interest, a hospital said Thursday.Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee has received more than 1,000 \u201ccalls and offers for organ donation from well-wishers and individuals expressing interest,\u201d the facility\u2019s chief communications officer John Howser told the Knoxville Sentinel in a statement.FORMER SUPER BOWL MVP MARK RYPIEN TOLD OFFICER HE STRUCK HIS WIFE AFTER INCIDENT IN CAR: REPORTHaynesworth, who\u2019s been battling kidney disease for a few years, said his kidney failed on Sunday.\u201cIt\u2019s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season(s)\u00a0in retirement that my body has taken another major blow,\u201d he wrote in an Instagram post."First with the brain aneurysm 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me,\u201d the former\u00a0defensive tackle said.THREE-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPION RICHARD SEYMOUR CLEANS UP AT WORLD SERIES OF POKERHe asked those interested to call the Vanderbilt Transplant Center in Nashville at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. \u201cGOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message,\u201d he said, wrapping up the post.Haynesworth played for the Tennessee Volunteers before turning pro.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHe spent his career with four teams for over 10 years. He played\u00a0with the Tennessee Titans for seven years. He retired in 2011 with 30.5 sacks and 347 tackles. He played in two Pro Bowls and was named to two first-team All-Pro teams during his career.Fox News\u2019 Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.