LIFE is back on track for a Moray transplant patient given the ultimate gift from his father: a kidney.
Just days before his 25th birthday, Ben Laing was rushed into hospital when it was discovered that his kidneys were failing.
The Elgin man was put on life-saving dialysis treatment, but realised that the only way he could return to his normal daily routine was by getting a transplant.
What followed was a gift of life from his dad, Neil (52), who offered to donate one of his own healthy kidneys.
Ben had to wait almost 18 months for a transplant to be sanctioned, but after undergoing the kidney swap last month, he is thrilled to be feeling fit and healthy again.
And now he wants to encourage people in Moray to sign up as organ donors and help save more lives.
"As far as gifts go, it’s as good as you can get, really," Ben said. "Since the transplant, I’ve got so much more energy, and I really do feel I’ve got my life back."
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