My names Carrie, I’m 19 years old and had kidney failure. I received the gift of life on the 30th of September 2015. Dad being my donor. I want to use this blog to raise awareness of kidney disease and the demand for more organ donors. A transplant really does change your life and whole outlook on it. I was 18 years old when I first started dialysis, and underwent six months haemodialysis, before dialyzing myself at home on peritoneal dialysis. Kidney failure is not the be all and end all… And there is a light at the end of the tunnel with a successful transplant. Xxx