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Grant Thomson altruistically donated a kidney to a stranger in February 2017.

Matthew Catlow was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2010.  I was 29 years old.  It was through a routine medical for work that my kidney failure was detected.  It was very lucky.

Living kidney transplants have been performed in Scotland since 1960 and currently around 100 such operations are performed each year with a very high success rate.  Over 400 people in Scotland are currently waiting on a kidney transplant.

The tenth anniversary of altruistic donation in Scotland was marked by one of the very first donors at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on 11 March 2019.