Saira Khan is the first Briton to find a kidney on an American website. Her advert read: 'British mother of three urgently needs kidney'. She spoke to Julie Etchingham about the moment she found out a complete stranger on the other side of the world wanted to donate.
Tonight: 'The Kindness of Strangers' is on ITV1 this evening at 7.30
In the US patients have found a controversial way of persuading people to donate a kidney, and the emotional appeals are coming to Britain.
A website is launching to allow patients to plead for a kidney donor. It may persuade more people to donate as they choose who receives it.