Alison is a living kidney donor
0 Have your say A Woodhall Spa woman has become one of the first 500 people across the UK to donate a kidney to a stranger.
Alison Keegan (60), who is a community first responder, donated her kidney in 2015 at Nottingham City Hospital.
It is known as non-directed (altruistic) living kidney donation and Alison is part of a campaign to highlight the procedure.
“There are currently more than 5,000 people waiting for a kidney in the UK and around 300 people die each year in need of one,” she said.
“Donating a kidney was a little scary, exciting and above all a great privilege.”
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