“My son is so proud of me” – DiMy family supported my decision to donate a kidney to help someone else’s child. My son’s opinion was very important to me .. read my full story
“I got my life back” – JimThe difference my transplant made was amazing and immediate, I am so thankful .. read my full story
“It was an easy decision for me to make”Nicholas Crace, aged 83, a former charity director from Hampshire, gave a kidney to a stranger in spring, 2012. He was the oldest person in the UK to have done so. Read My Story
“Six months after I donated I was in the best shape of my life” – LucPeople don’t realise how little a difference it makes to have one less kidney read my story
Receiving a Kidney
Five people describe how their lives have been transformed by receiving a kidney transplant.
James and Boh monitor their fitness during the transplant process
James and Boh are monitoring their fitness and publishing reports on their blog: www.ourkidney.com
Paul Hinkins received a kidney in 2009
Paul Hinkins received a kidney in 2009, through the paired/pooled kidney transplant scheme, which was made possible when the law changed under the Human Tissue Act in 2006. Sometimes someone waiting for a kidney will know someone who is willing to donate one, but incompatibility in blood group or tissue type will mean that ...
Keith Parsons received a kidney in 2009
Keith Parsons, 52, from Plymouth received a kidney from an altruistic kidney donor in 2009. Here he describes what a difference it made to his life. “I’ll never forget the first time I ate liver and onions after my transplant. Nothing has ever tasted as good.” It was one of Keith’s favourite meals and ...
Chris Boustead received a kidney in 2011
Chris Boustead, aged 41, from Sussex, received a kidney from an altruistic donor in 2011, after waiting more than three years. “My transplant operation gave me back the joy of life. I had got used to life on dialysis and thought I was getting on all right. I was surrounded by people in the ...
Jim Fatah has had two kidney transplants
Jim Fatah, age 60, from Surrey, has had two transplants because of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP), an inflammation of the blood vessels which damages the kidneys. His first lasted just under a year, but the second one has lasted more than 11 years and is still going strong. “Having a kidney transplant was better ...