Kay Mason

Until 2006, all living kidney donors were either relatives or friends of people who received a kidney transplant. In 2006, guidance under the new Human Tissue Act stated that altruistic kidney donation was permitted. Non-directed donation, sometimes also known as altruistic donation, is the term that describes a donation that is given without knowledge of who is going to receive the kidney.

In this video, Kay, who was the UK’s first altruistic kidney donor, shares her story.