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Kidney and bladder health

14 September 2010

Life after two kidney transplants

By the age of 41, Corné Linde has had two kidney transplants. Read her story of how in the ultimate gift of love, her younger sister stepped in.

Last night's Carte Blanche Medical show focused on a man who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant and highlighted the dire need for organ donors in South Africa (watch the video here).

Imagine hearing at 22 that both your kidneys have stopped working. And that what this implies, is that you're facing a future of heavy medication, periods of extreme nausea, confusion and discomfort, and hospital admission even if you’ve just got the flu.

Corné told us her remarkable story during an interview at her home, which she shares with close friend Ilze Boersma, as well as a Cocker Spaniel named Felix and a hamster called Buddy.

 

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