About 50,000 people in the UK require some form of ongoing treatment for kidney failure, of which about 7,000 are currently waiting for a kidney transplant. The average wait for a kidney transplant in the UK is 1,000 days.
- Join the Organ Donation register online or call 0300 123 23 23.
Photo: Medical professionals perform a specialist kidney operation for the first time in Tonga. The medical team are part of an AusAID-funded Pacific Islands Program (PIP) team visiting Tonga. by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under Creative Commons license