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Celebrate someone special
First I must offer condolences for your loss and hope time will heal.
A heartfelt thanks to the wonderful family, who in their grief gave the gift of life to me, and I suspect many others also benefited.
The kidney is working beautifully and I hope for many years to come. And I will cherish my wonderful kidney always.
My darling wife donated her kidney to me in 2015, which totally changed my life.
After failure in 2020, she now does my needling and cares for me during dialysis treatment - words can never express my love and adoration for her.
So missed and loved every day xxx
This my dedication to my wife Shamim who had suffered from the Kidney failure and I remember she was brilliant to face the situation and bringing up our two very young children Sarah and Saad and never let them feel that their mum is suffering from a deadly disease. Only myself and my wife were aware of the situation. Later Sarah came to know and helped her mum while studying. It was 20th June 2014 when I gave my Kidney to my wife we both enjoying healthy life We proud of our children and NHS
I want to take a moment to honour my brother Matt, who selflessly donated his kidney to me on July 22, 2022. Words cannot express how much his gift means to me, and I am forever grateful for his love and support.
To everyone in the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and the Western General who figured out what had gone wrong, looked after me, hugged me when I cried, helped me feel positive, kept me alive, made me feel safe, carried out my transplant and continue to make sure I'm well: thank you. You'll never know what it means. To my astonishing cousin Alex who let me have her kidney: you are my hero!
This is me the morning after my transplant last year, the happiest man alive
Thanks to the doctors and nurses at Omagh Renal Unit. Who did their BEST for Carlos. RIP. And thanks to Kidney Care for their support.
Thanks for helping me through a challenging time.
My brave selfless son gave ne a kidney December last year..13 weeks post kidney & i still have the amazing energy i woke up from surgery with..the kidney was working straight away..forever grateful xx
Can’t really put into words just how thankful we are, and how grateful we feel each and every day, because of the incredible, selfless NHS.
I donated a kidney to my mum Jackie 9yrs ago after 3yrs of tough dialysis and then faced the unthinkable when a few years later, my 2yr old daughter Bay, fell gravely Ill with kidney failure and now too needed dialysis and a kidney transplant just like my mum. My twin sister Julie, my hero, donated to my daughter just over a year ago. Here we all are :)
Thinking of my beautiful, funny, kind and brave best friend on World Kidney Day and every day ❤️ xxx
Thank you for giving me your kidney. Your death has given me my life back. I hope your passing was a peaceful one and from the bottom of my heart I am grateful to you and wish all those who loved you my love.
My partner had a kidney transplant on the 26th January 2020 and the people who provided him with the kidney made my life a lot better because the little girl saved my partners life and would like to say thank you for that
Giving thanks everyday to my donor and donor family for the gift of my kidney 41 years ago, and for all the happy memories I was fortunate to share with my late husband , John. Memories I would not have made if not for my donor and donor family’s kindness in their time of sorrow.
For being there every step of the way - from day one, all those years ago, to now - still by my side and dealing with every bump in the road. Celebrating every high with you and comforting my through every low.
Without the doner family's kindness at a very difficult I would not have received a transplant in February 2021, therefore I light candles to mark World Kidney Day
Thank you for allowing me to continue living my life freely. Thank you for showing me and teaching me about unconditional love. Thank you for what you have sacrificed for me. Thank you for always supporting and advocating for me.
If it wasn't for you being a donor I wouldnt have the family I have today. So for that I will always thank you
We miss you every single day!!
Thinking of you and all the brave kidney warriors on this special day x
Your bravery will keep me going to mile 26 ❤️🔥
Thank you for your excellent care and love during 49 years of kidney failure, 6+ years of dialysis and 16 + years post Transplant and 50 years of marriage. The Best Husband Ever. Xxx
Through the gift of the life, that Jordan gave, from the decision you made on that most painful of times, we both gained an extended families and a best friend for life.
To the surgeon, Proff Colin Wilson and the staff on ward 38 at the Freeman Hospital, when the days were up and down, you were always there with smiles of encouragement. I will be forever grateful.
This is for my cousin Ian For the selfless act of giving me one of his kidneys without hesitation. No words can show my appreciation for this.
I got my new kidney on 10th April 2018. Liz, my wife, couldn’t donate directly so we entered the Paired/Pooled donation scheme.
It was a masterclass in coordination by the transplant teams. It went extraordinarily well for us and I’m about to celebrate 5 years with my new kidney.
Thank you so much to my very special wife who, without complaint made it possible, to the other two couples and the amazing transplant team. Without you all life would be very different.
I just wanted to thank the surgeon and the staff of the county hospital in Lincoln. Without their help and and observant attitude during my gall bladder scan, I would never found out about my kidney tumor until it was too late.
I would like to thank you all for everything that you have done for me you are all so amazing thank you from me and my family Mr David Maddock
Thank you is not really good enough, we are forever grateful for all the care and help Dennis has received from all the wonderful people who work there. Always contactable and willing to help. We Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
I would like to say a massive thank you to my dear sister Carol who gave me one of her very precious kidneys just over 31 years ago , love you x
Thanks for 43 years of lookig after me!!
2 simple words…Thank you! ❤️Though you sadly died BUT…by being a donor, has helped me and so many others to live on! For that, I’m truly grateful 🙏🏼 It couldn’t have been a more perfect match but it extremely and unexpectedly took immediately, upon being transplanted into me 🥰 It was a true blessing and gift!
Also, the family will be forever in my heart, as your sad and utter loss, was my absolute gain! 🥰
*Picture is of me and my transplant scar! My tattoo was dismembered temporarily lol*
Proud of Naomi coping with CKD and transplant it’s a difficult journey and she’s been a star we are also thankful to the team at St James Hospital Leeds transplant unit for all the care they gave to us both pre and post op 👏👏👏
Dr Cousland Renal Physician has done so much for me and I feel really taken care of with her being in charge of my treatment.
Thank you for your wonderful support and care in my long journey towards remission.
Thanks too, to my family and friends.
Thank you to my lovely daughter Jodie for donating a kidney to me. It is early days yet as tests needed to be carried out on the both of us. I wanted to didcate this to Jodie because it is such a lovely gesture and I am so thankful to her.
Thank u for all ur help that give with my home dyalisis and everything else u hav done for me the ast 18 years
Thank you for being my moon and stars my wonderful daughter and husband ✨️ 💖
Thank you, Dr Warwicker for believing in Josh and getting him to transplant, last June. Josh is now living a normal life and as a mum I can't thank you enough for your professionalism and dedication to Josh and your kidney patients. Also thanks to Josh who also believed and fought a long hard battle for 4 years. A true gift.
Cath donated a kidney to me 23 years ago when I was just 20 years old, I was on dialysis for 9 hours every night and struggling to live a so called normal life.
But Cath's gift of life changed everything, I have been able to travel the world and create a family with my wife and 2 kids.
Cath is a close friend of the family and at the time an unrelated living transplant was quite rare, fortunately that has changed over the past few years and has become more common.
Thank you for giving me so much freedom and a life back that once I never thought possible...
I received my kidney on the 13th January 2021 from an altruistic donor within the North of England. You didn't just change my life that day but also the lives of my wife and children, we will forever be in your debt and promise to live each day to the fullest.
Words will never be enough but thank you.
Thank you for giving me life again! Without your kidney I wouldn't be able to the things I do. Thank you. Diolch. Xxx
Nearly 12 years on and due to your amazing donation of your kidney I lead a very active and healthy life. Thank you my amazing brother for flying over to England from the States and dong this for me and Nigel, Will Lucy and James. X
One of my brightest days was your darkest - I will always cherish the gift you gave, a decision that keeps me alive and gives me freedom
To a most courageous woman who started her dialysis on Monday. You have been very brave and we are so proud of you.
You gave me the amazing gift of a kidney. Words could never express how grateful I am to you for that. I think about you every day and allow myself to feel that unconditional love. Thankyou from every fibre in my being. ❤️
You have helped, supported and inspired me all through my kidney journey! Wish you happiness, health and wealth!
To my beautiful sister who gifted me one of her kidneys twelve years ago. We call him Sidney tve kidney and we live him🥰
Doing our best everyday to provide the best for our wonderful patients. Surrounded by little yellow ducks! 💛
Thanks to my wife, family and staff who have supported me through my kidney journey to date. Dialysis is not easy but it means that I get to spend quality time with those who I love. Please make your wishes known and donate your organs
Thanks you all for the support I have received over the past 10 years that I was diagnosed with kidney disease. And to my special donor who selflessly donated a kidney to me in April 2018. Please make your wishes known and donate your organs
Thank you for donating a kidney to me im still here with all our family my children and grandchildren because of you I'm eternally grateful 🙏 love you my brother
Thank you for choosing NHS, Kidney specialist as Your profession. You are AWESOME and I love you!!! , Not in a creepy stalker way, LOL. Nats see you soon at next check up.
Thank you for being my rock! You’ve been there since the beginning of this journey and never once faltered in your support and love. It’s been tough but we’ve done it, love you muchly. To the moon and back xxx
Thank you Dad for giving me the gift of your kidney, still going strong after 5 years.
I am so thankful to the many people who have given me a new lease of life. The donor and his family, St George’s hospital surgeons and staff, St Helier hospital consultants and nurses, especially Dr Somalanka for his continued ongoing care. Dan, my ever loving and supportive husband who has walked every step with me. All praise and thanks to God my loving Heavenly Father.
Thank you for 47 years of your gift of life .
Thank you for making my journey as aq renal transplant recipient so positive, despite some problems over recent years since I moved from Oxford to Manchester.
I just want to thank my sister Audrey for being there for me when I needed her. I wouldn't be here if not for her.
Thank you for all the support throughout this long journey of chronic kidney disease to dialysis and Transplant and all the complications following .
Now hopefully I/we are on the home straight. 💖
Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for offering your kidney to my son Steven Taylor
This hasn't happened yet but hopefully will be really soon God Bless You
Thank you to the wonderful stranger who donated their kidney to my husband on 5th April 2022 as part of the paired/pooled living donor scheme. Your kindness has given us our life back and a future to look forward to. I hope the person who received my kidney on the same day has also been blessed with a successful transplant and can live their life to the full.
To the wonderful NHS staff who make these operations happen, thank you so much. You change lives and make futures possible xx
Thank you for being so brave & selfless in trying so hard to donate your kidney to help me. Sometimes things just are not meant to be but I will always be eternally grateful for the endless appointments & tests you went through to try to help xxxxx
Words don't seem to be enough to let you know how special you are. Thank you for giving me a second chance at life xx you are my hero xx
My sister Louise saved my life and donated her kidney ‘bean’ in Jan 2018.
She is a truly beautiful, special woman who is loved by not only myself but our whole family.
Louise always is always helping others and ensures everyone is cared for in her own special way with loving words and support.
A sister that I have been blessed with in my life x
On the 21st May 1997 my life was saved by your gift. Almost 26years later it’s still going strong. I cannot thank you and your family enough for this selfless act. We were both 24 in ‘97, since then I have been able to have a family. My daughter has your name as a middle name and I’m in twice yearly contact with your parents. You are never far from my thoughts Jo, you were an amazing human being. Rest in peace.
Thank you for your amazing support during my journey
In the last 16 years since my transplant of kidney/pancreas and after 36 years of gruelling insulin dependent diabetes and eye injections monthly my daughter has been dedicated to supporting me unfailingly and without complaint...despite having a family to look after....she is my best friend ...I cannot thank her enough.....
Two years ago on 6 March I received the gift of a kidney,I celebrate but remember the family and friends who mourn my donors loss. Bless them
Thank you for your compassion and dedication in supporting my husband over the last few years; from his spectacular crash landing into dialysis to transplantation - and the many up and downs in between.
Despite continued underfunding, undermining and understaffing, without you - the incredible NHS workers - he simply wouldn't be here.
Thank you for your ongoing support in our renal journey....
The transplant has changed our life and we could have a fresh start...with a new quality and joy...
Wishing all kidney patients to feel supported and looked after in the best possible way....
Thank you to my best friend Jason who donated his live kidney for me in February 2022. We are both doing well! Thank you so much Jason
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their experiences of living with kidney disease with their friends, family, colleagues, local and national media, social media followers and with Kidney Care UK. By talking about how kidney disease affects you we can help raise awareness of kidney disease and campaign for more and better support and care.
This is Paramedic Ted. The paramedic brought him to me in hospital a few days after delivering me there for my transplant. I agree, he needs a new T-shirt. This one is 26 years old. x
Thank you for all the care and support you gave to my Mum, Mary Long before and after her transplant. You gave her 10 extra years of life - we can't thank you enough!
I would like to thank everyone behind the Young Adult Kidney Weekend - the staff, the volunteers, and all of the Young Adult kidney patients that have attended. I first went in 2015 when I felt very depressed and isolated, and it was life-changing to meet people in the same situation as me, dealing with similar issues, and it impacted my entire outlook. Without that first trip, I would not be the person I am today.
On a cheerful note K had his #LivingDonation checkup and he’s fine, over 16 years after kindly donating one of his #kidneys to me…PS so am I, extremely fortunate and grateful too.
Your kidney donation will have changed someone's life. Thank you for making the gift, decision and encouraging the discussion.