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Abi Longfellow in desperate need of a kidney donor

A 15 year old girl from Wakefield is in desperate need of a kidney transplant to start treatment with a life-saving drug.

Abi's family are asking for the public to see if they are a match Credit: Editorial

Abi Longfellow from Wakefield was originally denied the eculizumab drug before over 200,000 people signed a petition to the government to change their policy.

Abi's family are now asking for help to find a transplant match following a two-year battle the drug that will improve her chances of survival.

Members of the public were asked to phone St James's Hospital in a bid to find a potential donor.

The number of calls has overwhelmed the hospital who are now asking for the public to go email the hospital rather than phoning.

Email: leedskidneyappeal@nhs.net

For more information on Kidney Transplants visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/kidney-transplant/