I'm Katrina and I'm 30 years old. I was diagnosed with end stage renal failure at the age of 26 and put on dialysis until my kidneys gained some function. For two years I remained stable and then they crashed again - my kidney function dropped to 5%. I spent Christmas 2014 in hospital and had seven blood transfusions and seven plasma exchanges. I was on the transplant list for 15 months before I had the call.
My late dad had end stage renal failure too and was on dialysis for four years. He also underwent a bone marrow transplant.
I am passionate about raising awareness of how important organ donation is as I want to raise awareness in my dad's memory in addition to giving thanks for my own transplant.