Man gets new kidney after 30-year wait


David Dawson waited 30-years for a transplant Credit: © Newsteam / SWNS Group

A transplant patient who waited 30-years for a new kidney has urged people in a similar situation not to give up hope.

David Dawson, 52, from Stoke-on-Trent, said people should "never say never" after receiving his new organ last month after being stuck on the waiting list since a failed transplant in 1984.

He said: "You see other people getting transplants after a matter of months, and you get to a point where you think its not going to happen.

"But the message I would give to people in the same position now is to never give up hope, never say never. It can happen, no matter how long you've been waiting." Continue reading