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I Donated A Kidney To A Stranger, Now I’m Running The Marathon –

On 4 February 2015, Paul Dooley, from Glasgow, took the amazing step of donating a kidney to a stranger. Paul, 39, and his brother Kenny, 44, became the first siblings in the UK to altruistically donate organs, with Kenny having donated a kidney of his own three years previously. When Paul runs the London Marathon alongside his fiancée, Lynsey, on Sunday 21 April, he will be changing even more lives by raising money to support our work at Kidney Research UK. 

Lorry driver, Paul, says: “When my brother donated a kidney to a stranger, I thought he was mad. Then I saw the difference it made in giving someone their life back, and I was inspired to do the same. I’m really proud of what my brother and I have done. 

“I’m very excited to be running the London Marathon this year to raise funds for a great charity. The team at Kidney Research UK are very much good friends now, and it will be nice to see them cheering us on from the side of the road.”