Dr Peter Rowe from the South West Transplant Centre at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, explains the need for kidney transplants as a preferred option to dialysis.
On tonight's ITV News West Country at 6pm we have a full report on a kidney transplant from a living donor - a type of surgery pioneered at Derriford Hospital.
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Bright, mild, clearing later
Bright, mild and clearing later
The snow didn't fall from the sky though - it was brought in on trucks from Milton Keynes.