Sabrina Mitchell

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My name is Sabrina and I am 26 years old. In late 2014 and January 2015 I became very unwell being sick all the time, feeling tired all the time and I got overly stressed. I felt pressurized at work and so felt I had no other option but to hand my notice in, I haven't worked since January 2015. In February 2015 I got the devastating news that I had IgA Nephropathy Stage 4 with 16% kidney function, which is a type of Chronic Kidney Disease, I was told my kidney's wouldn't last me and they could fail within months, maybe years but they would fail.

May 2015 I had my routine blood test and I got the devastating news over the phone from one of the renal consultants that I had now reached Stage 5 which meant Kidney Failure and now a very critical 5% I had to go into hospital straight away and have a cannula in my neck into my main vein, it was awful. I had to have that in for 8 weeks and had to have intense Hemodialysis.
I later had an operation to fit in a catheter and change over to Peritoneal Dialysis.

In June I had half a day up hospital learning how to do dialysis 4 times a day every day. A very time consuming and not pleasant experience.

I recently have been told that my dialysis isn't working properly so I continue to feel unwell, the best way to describe it is like having flu all day, everyday. It is awful. I wouldn't wish it on any body.

I am awaiting transplant. I recently signed the deceased donor list plus my after many tedious and long tests my mother is a match and we have a date for transplant April 12th 2016.

Kidney transplants commonly last anywhere between 12-18 months sometimes more and sometimes less, as less as days and as more as year. There is no telling how long a transplanted kidney will last but what we do know is currently there is no cure!

I have a life time of hospitals, failing kidneys, medications, needles, sickness etc.

Some people unfortunately die waiting for a kidney. We need to stop this!

This is where myself and other kidney patients need your help. Every little donation counts, it helps with research and in the hope that one day a cure maybe found. Your donation goes onto help save lives and a possible cure, your donations mean so much to us :)

You do not have to donate a specific amount, just however much you would like. Every little bit helps. Thank you.

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Kidney Research UK

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We are the largest charity dedicated to kidney research in the UK. Kidney disease ruins and destroys lives. Treatments are gruelling, relentless. There is no cure. We say this isn't good enough. We will transform kidney health. Kidney disease ends here.

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