By writer to www.dailystar.co.uk
A hiker who desperately wanted a kidney transplant managed to bag a brand new one on Twitter.
Jamie Bowen confronted years of disruptive dialysis until he acquired the life-changing op.
And in opposition to the chances the 47-year-old managed to search out himself a prepared organ donor on social media.
Geoff Crowther, from Hayfield, Derbys, volunteered after the pair related on Twitter by a shared love of climbing.
Jamie, who lives 216 miles away in Neath, South Wales, stated: “He gave me again my life, so I’ve acquired a accountability now to take care of myself.
“I owe it to him to maintain wholesome and take care of the kidney.”
Jamie has had a historical past of well being issues since he was identified with the continual bowel situation Crohn’s illness aged 18.
In 2017 he was advised he must go on dialysis.
Jamie and his pal started chatting on-line in 2016 earlier than happening a sequence of hikes collectively.
Geoff, 66, stated: “I might see on Twitter that Jamie’s well being was deteriorating and he was on dialysis.
“I puzzled if I might do something to assist him. I wished to donate and there was nothing stopping me, so then I did some analysis and went ahead with the mandatory assessments.” Jamie was given his new kidney at Manchester Royal Infirmary in February 2019.
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