WKD may sound like a popular drink but in this case it stands for "World Kidney Day" and besides, people on dialysis can only drink a small glass of fluid each day of their lives. So could never enjoy a nice long drink of any kind. In fact that is only just one of many limitations they face every day. Having to dialyze 3 days out of each week. The process taking a few hours on each occasion.
I was lucky because we identified my problem just in the nick of time and totally by chance. It's possible that had we not, my wife would be visiting my grave.
A sobering thought....
My dad was my savior. He gave me one of his kidneys and a very talented team of NHS surgeons, doctors, consultants and nurses saw that it happened. It was a success.
I was one of the lucky ones but so many are less so.
So this week spare your kidneys some thought. Give donation some thought. Get a donor card. Donate money to a local or national kidney charity. Raise awareness of this often not so well publicised issue. Be altruistic.
You may do what my dad did and save someone's life. #ft