Jason only has 5% chance of transplant

10:44 13 March 2014

Raising awareness: Jason Pring.

Raising awareness: Jason Pring.

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A MOTHER who donated a kidney to her son only to see it fail 30 years later is helping raise awareness of his life-threatening condition.

Sidbury resident Jenny Pring’s boy Jason, 40, now has just a five percent chance of a successful transplant.

The family hope to raise the profile of the illness and money to boost research to give patients a better quality of life.

Jenny donated her kidney to Jason when he was eight years old but it failed in 2011. He has been waiting for a new one since.

Former Sidbury Primary School and Sidmouth College student Jason, a dad-of-two young children who now lives in Exeter, has been left too ill to work and undergoes dialysis three times a week.

He suffers from hemolytic-uremic syndrome – an infection which caused his kidneys to fail.

His wife Jules tried to donate but the operation was unable to go ahead. Jason has high levels of antibodies in his blood due to his previous transplant, meaning it is more difficult for him to find a match. He has less than a five percent chance of finding a match on the national waiting list.

Jenny, 64, has joined Jason and Jules in appealing for people to support Kidney Research UK.

The charity is the largest funder dedicated to kidney research and kidney problems in the country.

To mark a ‘go purple’-themed World Kidney Day on Thursday, March 13, Jenny, of Burnt Oak, organised a coffee morning at Sidbury Village Hall today (Thursday) with a raffle and bring and buy.

“It’s not just for our Jason – it’s for all patients worldwide. It is for research so they can make their lives better before and after transplants,” she said. “It’s amazing, you never hear Jason complain. We just want him to have a better quality of life. It’s with us 24/7. It’s really hard at times, but we’ve just got to stay positive. I know he’s being really well looked after.

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