Kidney transplant athlete to inspire other patients on road to recovery

STUFF NZ | Nicholas McBride

Kidney transplant patient Matthew Field, left, at Soldier Field, Chicago, during the All Blacks vs Ireland rugby game in November. Field was one of the World Transplant Games Federation ambassadors introduced during halftime.
Kidney transplant patient Matthew Field, left, at Soldier Field, Chicago, during the All Blacks vs Ireland rugby game in November. Field was one of the World Transplant Games Federation ambassadors introduced during halftime.

A man whose life turned around when his sister donated him a kidney now hopes to inspire others.

Matthew Field, 29, spent three years waiting for a kidney, when a transplant from his sister Ruth gave him a new lease on life.

In 2011 Field was on dialysis; hooked up to a machine to keep him alive. Five years later he was able to compete in the Australian Transplant Games. Continue reading


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