Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Transplant woman “over the moon” and aims to help others

Rochfortbridge lady enjoyed a great Christmas with family

By Claire Corrigan

A Rochfortbridge woman who worked in Mullingar Region­al Hospital for sixteen years, has spoken of boing “over the moon” since her recent kidney transplant.

Martina Guyett knows more about kidney diseases and kidney transplants than many doctors, only because she has lived under the shadow of kidney ailments all her life, having been diagnosed herself with the hereditary kidney condition called PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), when she was just 13 years old.

It has been a family problem, with three other members having received transplants, all hit by the same hereditary PKD condition.

Her late mother had two kidney transplants before her death aged 66 – even though the problem didn’t become crucial until she reached her fifties.

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