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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 transplants, […]

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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  […]

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