All Morgan, 16, wants for Christmas is a new kidney

The National | Janice Burn

Morgan MacIntyre underwent her first kidney transplant at the age of five

ONE of Scotland’s youngest patients waiting for a lifesaving transplant Morgan MacIntyre, whose champion cyclist dad became an organ donor when he died, has spoken of her hopes for the gift of life in 2016.

The 16-year-old is backing a festive campaign to encourage more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register in a bid to help the 560 people in Scotland who are currently on the waiting list.

Morgan, from Fort William was born with renal hypoplasia, a condition which led to her undergoing a kidney transplant aged just five.

She now needs another transplant which will make her one of the youngest people in Scotland to be waiting. Continue reading