Chinese man kept alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine (bet you'll never complain about the NHS again!) Hu Songwen built his machine after he could no longer afford hospital bills He said two of his friends had died after building and using similar machinesOffered Government medical aid after story went national, but says nearest hospital is too far away and too crowded By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:36 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:26 GMT, 22 January 2013 Three times a week, Hu Songwen sits on a small toilet in his home in a rural east China town and fires up his homemade dialysis machine.
Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial55,000 people in the UK rely on regular kidney dialysis | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 On trial: The new implant can aid thousands Thousands of kidney dialysis patients could receive faster, safer treatment thanks to a new implant being trialled at St George’s Hospital in London and Central Manchester University Hospital.
Girl, nine, whose kidney failed after cancer treatment given all-clear after organ heals itself Emily had one kidney removed during first battle with cancer.
One million people have kidney disease but don't know it The chronic condition costs the NHS in England more than 1.4bn each yearThis is more than amount spent on breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined | UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 6 August 2012 Kidney disease costs the NHS more than breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined, yet an estimated million cases remain undiagnosed and untreated, according to a report published today by NHS Kidney Care.
The kiss of life: The moment a mother paid a tearful goodbye to the 14-month-old daughter doctors said she was about to die, before something miraculous happened . Sad: This is the moment a tearful Jennifer Lawson thought she was kissing her daughter Alice goodbye forever – until a miracle happened This tender kiss from a mother to her child is invested with a weight of unendurable sadness.
Mother receives life-saving kidney transplant after family friend secretly puts herself up as a donor Mother receives life-changing news when organising a sleepoverI'll never be able to repay her, Suzanne says | UPDATED: 13:35 GMT, 20 July 2012 Suzanne Green (in front) was amazed when her daughters friend's mother Tracey Warnast offered her kidney A desperately-ill woman who needed a kidney transplant was saved when her daughter’s best-friend’s mother went for a test in secret and discovered she was a good match.
Former charity boss, 83, becomes oldest person in UK to donate kidney to a stranger | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 17 May 2012 Gift of a lifetime: 83-year-old Nicholas Crace is the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person to give a kidney to a stranger An 83-year-old man has achieved a double by becoming the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person in the country to give a kidney to a stranger.
Former charity boss, 83, becomes oldest person in UK to donate kidney to a stranger | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 16 May 2012 Gift of a lifetime: 83-year-old Nicholas Crace is the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person to give a kidney to a stranger An 83-year-old man has achieved a double by becoming the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person in the country to give a kidney to a stranger.
Vein hope First DIY blood vessels could offer lifeline to heart bypass patients | UPDATED: 15:45 GMT, 23 April 2012 Human veins have been grown from scratch in the lab in a breakthrough that could revolutionise heart bypass surgery.
'I just want to save his life' says wife who is million to one match for husband's kidney transplantTransplant will be end of two-year struggle for couple Darren Woodburn is just one of 6,500 in the North West awaiting a new kidney | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 29 March 2012 A devoted wife is giving her husband the gift of life, after she was found to be a million to one match for a kidney transplant.