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Kidney family operation a success

Diana Berry
Ms Berry and her son had the operation on the same day

A woman from Oxfordshire has become the first person in the county to take part in a paired organ donor scheme.

Diana Berry from Oxford donated her kidney to a stranger on Friday so that her son could receive a kidney from someone else.

She could not donate to her ill son, Matthew Trinder, 25, because their blood types were not compatible.

"I'm just pleased it's over and done with, and we can lead normal lives now," she said.

"It was brilliant, very sore though. My son's kidney's working, and he's looking brilliant.

"Thank you to everyone and all the well wishers we've had, and thank you to my family."

The pair were operated on at Manchester Royal Infirmary in a procedure that took three hours.

Ms Berry and Mr Trinder hope to leave hospital early this week.

The Paired Share Transplant Scheme meant Ms Berry could give one of her kidneys to a stranger with somebody else's organ going to her son.

The procedure was made possible after laws introduced in 2006 allowed live donations from strangers.

Mr Trinder had to use a dialysis machine every day.



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