Derry Journal | Sheena Jackson
A Limavady man who received a kidney transplant from his father has spoken out to encourage others to think about organ donation and talk about it with their loved ones.
Sean McKeever from Limavady was devastated when he found out last May that he needed a transplant.
Sean, now aged 29, says once his family heard the news they were tested immediately to see if any of them were a match.
Both Sean’s father, Gerard, and his sister Patricia were good matches, but the hospital decided Gerard would be the suitable donor.
“I was over the moon, finally to know I would be getting a transplant,” says Sean. “It was a brilliant feeling.”
Up until the transplant at Belfast City Hospital in November, Sean was getting dialysis four times a week, for three hours each time. While the staff in Altnagelvin’s Renal Unit were fantastic, the effects of the treatment were gruelling. Continue reading