Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Transplanted kidney now 100 years old

Sue Westhead needed a new kidney 43 years ago in 1973. With a transplant her only hope of survival, her mother, Ann Metcalfe, aged 57 at the time, decided to step in and offered one of her kidneys to save her daughter, who reportedly only had one tenth the normal renal function.

Sue is now 68, so the kidney is now 100 years old. And still going strong!

Sue thinks it's all down to good genes - her mother's good genes.

This shows just how long a patient can survive after a transplant. It's not just a few extra years

Wonder if the kidney is going to have a party, or get a telegram from the Queen...

Read about it Here