“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
Waiting For A Kidney
Two people describe what it is like living with kidney failure and waiting for a transplant.
Jim Fatah was on dialysis three times a week
Jim Fatah, aged 60, from Surrey, who received a kidney in 1999, describes what it was like waiting for a transplant. Jim Fatah had to have a kidney transplant because of a disease called Henoch-Schönlein purpura (inflammation of the blood vessels), which he developed in his late 30s. In fact, he has had two ...
Keith Parsons started dialysis in 2007
Keith Parsons, aged 52, from Plymouth, received a kidney from an altruistic donor in 2009. Here he describes what it was like waiting for a kidney transplant. “I am someone who accepts whatever life brings along. So I did get used to being on dialysis,” says Keith. “But there is no doubt that being dialysed ...