Saving a life can be easy. Just ask my organ-donor brother

‘If at any stage Geoff felt uncomfortable he could pull out; I’d be told there was a medical issue’

Eoghan Morrissey (left) and his brother Geoff meet for first time after Eoghan received Geoff’s kidney.

Eoghan Morrissey (left) and his brother Geoff meet for first time after Eoghan received Geoff’s kidney.

So how do you save a life? If you ask my brother, it’s very easy. Twenty years ago I was first diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).

FSGS affects the glomeruli in the kidneys, the tiny veins that do the all important filtering work. There’s not much that can be done with FSGS – there’s currently no cure, so it’s a case of managing it by keeping blood pressure low and taking medication.

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