The aim of the ‘Sail Day’ on 14 March is Transplantation and Kidney Health Awareness.

Jacquie Dowding, an experienced  professional sailor (and teacher) has brought together four kidney transplant recipients to sail from Southampton to Portsmouth with a view to sail out into the Solent and around Portsmouth harbour, in order to emphasise the possibilities for transplant recipients and highlight the importance of kidney health.

“I have been twice blessed now, 29 years with my first kidney and now over 18 months with number two,” said Jacquie.

The crew is made up of transplant and dialysis sailors, a surgeon, Prof. Nizam Mamode, who are  experts in kidney matters and transplants.

Altogether, the ‘kidney crew’, have around 100,000 sea miles and over 100 years of transplant longevity and, therefore, many adventures between them.

‘Kidney disease affects over three million people in the UK, but a million may be undiagnosed’

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