Kidney donor sister is speaker

A SISTER who donated her kidney to save her brother’s life will be the guest speaker at a meeting in Bolton.

Emma Rimmer gave a kidney to her brother, Matthew, when his kidneys failed due to a genetic condition.

She will share her experiences at the next meeting of Diabetes UK’s Bolton support group.

It will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn, in Higher Bridge Street, Bolton.

Emma, from Bromley Cross, donated her kidney to Matthew in December 2005.

Last year she gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Emily Rae Price.

Matthew, from Harwood, was just 18-years-old when his kidneys first failed as a result of the genetic condition Alport’s syndrome.

He was given a transplant but his new kidney failed in 2004, forcing him to endure four-hour dialysis sessions three times every week until Emma donated her healthy kidney.

The meeting is free and anyone can attend.

To find out more, call Margaret Price on 01204 308389.

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