Sheeba's story

Sheeba had a combined kidney and liver transplant after going into kidney failure due to a genetic condition.

Sheeba after her combined transplant, smiling

The same condition that caused Sheena to go into kidney failure also claimed her sister's life, leaving her young children without a mother.

Sheeba faced several operations before having a combined kidney and liver transplant, but is now making the most of her second chance at life.

As well as working as a community safety officer, she volunteers at her local church, has taken part in the Transplant Games and is learning sign language. Says Sheeba:

"If my donor family didn't choose to have the conversation before [my donor] died I would have been long gone and not be alive telling my story."

It's only because of people with a big heart, like my donor's family, that recipients like me are alive today.

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