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Kidney transplant 'swap'

Karen Williams, from Thirsk in North Yorkshire, is finally receiving a kidney transplant after a donor offered their organ on the condition someone she knows give one in return. Her husband Jez immediately agreed to donate his kidney.

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Kidney donor had no second thoughts

Jez Williams is donating a kidney to an unknown recipient on Monday so that his wife can receive a kidney in return. Karen Williams has been on dialysis for 12 years after her kidneys failed.

No match has been found for her on the transplant list but now a living donor has offered their kidney. The terms of the donation are that someone has to donate a kidney in return and Karen's husband Jez immediately agreed.

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