Anirudh received a life-saving kidney transplant at the age of 16.
During an important stage of his life, Anirudh spent two years on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant. He recalls:
“I was prepping for GCSEs, so at times during the school term, I’d be coming home, doing dialysis. Day to day being in school, missing out on class, missing good times with friends."
Since having a transplant, I am healthier, independent and happier now that I’ve been able to get that normal life that I’ve always wanted.
Every day across the UK, someone dies waiting for an organ transplant.
The laws around organ donation in the UK are changing to help more people pass on more organs to save and improve more lives like Anirudh’s.
You still have a choice if you want to be an organ donor when you die.
Whatever you decide, make sure you let your family and friends know.