Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Devoted Dad Gives Son His Own Kidney ; Organ Donation Will Let Him Live a Normal Life Would Need Dialysis without the Transplant

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Devoted Dad Gives Son His Own Kidney ; Organ Donation Will Let Him Live a Normal Life Would Need Dialysis without the Transplant

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ADEVOTED dad is undergoing major surgery today in a bid to give his son a new lease of life.

Steve Buckley, 63, is having one of his healthy kidneys removed for surgeons to put in his son's body. Without the transplant, Danny, 40, would face a future on dialysis.

Grandad Steve, a painter and decorator, lives with his wife Ann in Denton. He said: "Me and my wife just had a talk about it and we decided that if I couldn't do it for some reason, she'd put herself forward. It didn't really take much thinking about.

"Since then I've had a fantastic MOT and they've said I'm fit enough and healthy enough to do it."

" Danny, who's married to Ellie and has two children - Caira, 13 and Sam, ten - was diagnosed with'I'm worried about dad hoping kidney disease in his late teens. He was given a donor kidney which has allowed him to lead a normal life. …

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