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Renal Transplant

The best way to replace lost kidney function - but only about 3 out of 10 are fit for this.

People have to be fit for this.

Some people can't have a transplant for reasons they have no control over.

But there are many who can't have a transplant because of lifestyle choices. For these people, eating good food, having a healthy weight and a little daily exercise can make all the difference.



Videos to watch (they can be made full screen)


What a Transplant is. (7 mins)

About Having a TransplantTransplantation (4 mins)










Videos of real patients talking about their transplant experience:


James & Shelagh

Tim and Sue

Hansa and Jayesh

















About Live Donation - Giving a kidney to somebody else.




"Blood Makes Noise"


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

The extraordinary world of organ donation, dialysis, plasma exchange and transplantation (in 5 parts).

You can make the videos full screen by clicking on the bottom right hand corner on the video when it starts. Clicking it again (the box) will take it out of full screen.



Five minute films titled ‘In their shoes’ feature organ donor families and recipients along with health professionals talking about their experiences around the issue of organ donation.

"You can see the ‘In their shoes' videos on YouTube by following these links:


In their shoes - Lee

In their shoes - Diane

In their shoes - James



Booklet: Medical info about donating a kidney
Booklet: Giving and receiving a kidney



More excellent Web Sites on Transplant:
  1. The Cambridge Transplant Website
  2. UK Transplant Web Site - Become a Donor
  3. NHS Web Site - Kidney Transplant
  4. Click here for "Organ Transplant UK" on YouTube
  5. More about renal transplantation from the National Kidney Federation
  6. VIDEO - Advantages of Living Donor Kidney Transplants; can we donate one of our kidneys to a loved one. Everything in this US video also applies in the UK.



Mandy

If you are coming to the time when you might need a transplant and you want to talk to somebody ring Mandy Wilkinson, our renal transplant coordinator.

Mandy's contact details are: 01603 289909   miranda.wilkinson@nnuh.nhs.uk