Living donation stories
Chloe, received a kidney from a relative
A Wilms tumour meant both Chloe's kidneys had to be removed
Anaya, received a kidney from a stranger
Anaya was born prematurely with a disease that led to her having kidney, liver, lung and heart problems.
Darren, received a kidney from a friend
Aged just 37 Darren has had five kidney transplants, with his last one coming from a living donor, his friend Lee.
Char, received a kidney from her mum
When Char Green went into kidney failure in 2014, her mum stepped in to help.
Alyson, received a kidney from a stranger
Alyson was diagnosed at 10 years old with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) a rare condition caused by a malfunctioning immune system.
Katie, received a kidney from a stranger
Katie spent eight years on dialysis until her life was changed by a kidney donated by a stranger.
Matthew, kidney transplant recipient
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, received a kidney from a stranger
Chris, from Norwich, took part in a donor chain and had a kidney transplant from an altruistic donor.
Carl, donated his kidney to a stranger
Carl Pinder became a donor after seeing a friend’s life saved by a transplant following years of gruelling treatment and poor health.