Health knowledge made personal
My name's Holly Shaw and I'm 21 years old... I am in my 3rd year at Chester University (Warrington campus) doing an Early Childhood Studies degree! At the beginning of 2005 I was diagnosed with Kidney failure and dialysed 3 x a week for 4 years.
I received my new kidney on 25th October 2008. It truly is the gift of life and thanks to the generosity of my donor and their family I will be able to fulfill some of my dreams.
Hopefully this blog will raise awareness of kidney failure and organ donation but no doubt I will end up waffling on about about friends, family and shopping. I hope this gives you an insight into dialysis, life on the transplant waiting list and now life after my transplant!