The Kendal Organ Donor Town campaign has a target of getting an extra 1,000 people in Kendal on the organ donor register by May 2016. With the number of organ donors in the UK falling for the first time in over a decade and a growing transplant list it is hoped that the campaign will get people talking about organ donation both in Kendal and further afield.
The campaign has come about through the current Mayor, Chris Hogg’s, personal interest in the subject. His wife, Rachael, had a successful kidney transplant when she was 21 however she is now in need of another transplant as her kidney function is again deteriorating. Following testing it was found that Chris could provide his kidney as a donor for his wife.
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