Daily Mail | Julian Robinson
|Mother-of-two Louise Drewery, from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, offered to help after reading an appeal on behalf of Stacey Hewitt who was suffering kidney failure|
A mother of two has become the first person in Britain to donate her kidney to a stranger after seeing an appeal on Facebook.
Mother-of-two Louise Drewery, from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, offered to help after reading an appeal on behalf of Stacey Hewitt, who was suffering kidney failure.
Stacey's Father posted a message asking: 'Is there anyone out there that would like to donate a kidney to help my daughter?'
The transplant was successful and is believed to be the first ever live organ donation in Britain to have been instigated through social media.
Louise and Stacey now share a lifelong bond after the operation was carried out at the Institute of Transplantation at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
Stacey, mother to three-year-old Alfie, had chronic kidney disease and without a new kidney she would have become very sick and require a lifelong dialysis. Continue reading