Gift of a lifetime (St. Paul's Hospital)

Karyn Sharp has been living with one of her mother's kidneys for 26 years.

She discovered her kidneys were failing as a scared 17-year-old after signing up for her very first blood donation.

In 2014 there were 205 kidney transplants in BC, 101 from dead donors, and 104 from living donors. Eighteen of those transplants were patients from the north, who would have had to travel to Vancouver for their transplant at either St. Paul's Hospital or Vancouver General Hospital.

Samantha Wright Allen reports

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