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  ...