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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Carlisle man donates kidney to give his dad second chance at life


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A son is giving his dad a second chance at life by donating one of his kidneys.

All his life Stuart Hillary, 20, of Ridley Road, Currock, Carlisle, has seen his dad, Edmund Hillary, 60, struggle with kidney problems.

Though Edmund had a kidney transplant 15 years ago, on Christmas Day last year his body rejected it – leaving him with five per cent renal function.

He was put back on dialysis and the transplant list.

As his dad waited hopefully for a transplant and endured dialysis, which he has to do three times a week for four and a half hours, Stuart decided he wanted to donate one of his own kidneys.

He said: “It’s my dad. Of course I’d do it if I have the chance and now I have got the chance to do it.

“I’m just happy to have the opportunity to donate to dad instead of waiting for someone to donate.” Continue reading
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