Primrose's story

After receiving her kidney transplant, radio presenter Primrose has turned her attention to spreading the word about the need for more black organ donors.

Primrose with headphones on, presenting her radio showRadio Presenter Primrose Granville was born with polycystic kidney disease, a largely hereditary condition that has also affected her mother and sister.  

Worryingly for Primrose, her mother was on dialysis for 13-and-a-half years and her sister spent nine years on dialysis before receiving transplants.

Their long wait was, in part, due to a lack of donors from the black community.

In our community we don’t talk about organ donation. It’s taboo. We can’t even embrace the conversation.

Fortunately, Primrose was able to receive a kidney transplant within months of being added to the transplant waiting list.

She said: ”I’m thankful for my donor, I’m thankful for the person whose legacy is my life being enhanced and continued.”

Every day across the UK, someone dies waiting for an organ transplant.

The law around organ donation in England has changed to help more people pass on more organs to save and improve more lives like Primrose'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.

Have you recorded your organ donation decision?

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