Living donation stories
Aged just 37 Darren has had five kidney transplants, with his last one coming from a living donor, his friend Lee.
When Char Green went into kidney failure in 2014, her mum stepped in to help.
Alyson was diagnosed at 10 years old with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) a rare condition caused by a malfunctioning immune system.
Katie spent eight years on dialysis until her life was changed by a kidney donated by a stranger.
Matthew had neither of his kidneys and had been on a transplant waiting list for eight years. He finally received a kidney transplant in 2016.
Chris, from Norwich, took part in a donor chain and had a kidney transplant from an altruistic donor.
Carl Pinder became a donor after seeing a friend’s life saved by a transplant following years of gruelling treatment and poor health.