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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Halstead man who underwent double transplant encourages people to donate their organs

Halstead man who underwent double transplant encourages people to donate their organs
HALSTEAD GAZETTE

MAN who had kidney and pancreas transplant two years ago is encouraging people to sign up for organ donation.

Andrew Farrow, 35, of Halstead, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 12 and had to inject himself five times a day.

However, he admits to not taking proper care of the condition, which causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high, and this has caused him to have numb sensations in his feet and go blind in one eye.

He was forced to go on dialysis in January 2014 when his kidneys deteriorated, travelling to Colchester hospital three times a week for the treatment.

He said: "It used to take all day.

"It makes you feel very tired on the days you don't have the treatment as well so you can't have a job or a normal life." Continue reading
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