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.

It's changed our lives, all of our lives, completely.

Anaya's mum

Anaya was born prematurely with a disease that caused a number of health complications, including cysts on her kidneys. Soon after she was born, the polycystic kidneys became so large that they squashed her other organs, making it hard for her to breathe.

To save her life, Anaya’s oversized kidneys were removed. Without them, she required a gruelling regime of 10-12 hours of dialysis every single day to keep her alive.

In 2019, Anaya received a life-changing kidney transplant from a stranger, Surinder, who came forward as a living donor following an appeal by the family. The transplant has transformed Anaya’s life.

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