BBC NEWS | UK | England | Cornwall | Nurse meets kidney swap recipient

Barbara Ryder, 59, is one of only four people in the UK to have made an altruistic kidney donation.

The Launceston nurse, who works at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, gave her organ to Andy Loudon, 68, a retired carpenter from Bedfordshire.

She said: “The kidney was literally a spare part and I thought ‘good, at last I can do something physically useful’.”