Helen’s husband was initially horrified when he heard about her plans to donate a kidney.
After donating a kidney, Di set up a website: www.livingkidneydonation.co.uk.
“The whole thing has been life-enriching beyond anything that I could ever describe. Of all the things I have done in my life, this one has been the happiest. I cannot recommend it strongly enough.”
Sanjiv donated a kidney at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
Viv is a graphic designer who lives in Cornwall. She donated a kidney in 2011.
Professional jockey, racing commentator and altruistic kidney donor.
“No regrets at all. No second thoughts. This is something that ought to be done by more people.”
Joanna donated a kidney in 2012. “If I had three kidneys, I’d do it again,” she says.
Mary Dixon first started thinking about donating a kidney 21 years ago, when she was training to be a nurse.
Julie received a card from her recipient, which she looks at nearly every day.
“I can’t say I enjoyed the process, but I’m really glad I did it.”
Penny initially thought about donating eggs, but eventually decided to donate a kidney.
Clare wanted to help her recipient to “restart” her life.
“It was enormous fun.”
Natalia carries a picture of the kidney that she donated on her phone, and it’s also on her Facebook page.
Barbara Ryder donated a kidney in 2007. She was the UK’s second altruistic donor.
Nicholas, who is 83, donated a kidney in 2012. He is the UK’s oldest altruistic donor.
David is a retired civil servant and magistrate who lives in Devon.
Kay was the UK’s first altruistic kidney donor.
Maggie donated a kidney in 2007.
Philippa and her daughter have both donated kidneys altruistically.
Polly is a retired nurse who worked on a kidney unit.