For patients with kidney problems, going into hospital three times a week for dialysis can be extremely debilitating.
But a hospital in the South says a project which allows people to have dialysis at home is transforming lives.
Andrew Pate spoke to kidney patient Jon Morey, Dr Natalie Borman from the Queen Alexandra Hospital and James Rowe who is also a kidney patient.
Nicholas Crace has become the oldest living kidney donor in British medical history AND the oldest person in the country to donate a kidney to a stranger.
He's been telling ITV Meridian why he chose to go through with the three hour operation. He may be 83 - but his kidneys function as well as someone in their 40s.
He's 83 and the oldest living kidney donor in the UK. Nicholas Crace from Overton in Hampshire, says he couldn't give up the chance to save someone's life.
An 83-year-old man has achieved a double first by becoming the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person in the country to give a kidney to a stranger. Nicholas Crace is a former charity director from Overton, Hampshire.