Mar 14 - Gibraltar Dialysis Patients And Friends Association Celebrates World Kidney Day

Today the Gibraltar Dialysis Patients and Friends Association held an event at Westside School in aid of World Kidney Day.

Sean Ballester, member of the Gibraltar Dialysis Patients and Friends Association said: "Over seven years ago my mother started to have kidney failure and she wasn't getting better.

"My father was screened and it was found that he was a positive match, so he donated his kidney to my mother and seven years later, on a lot of medication, still has that kidney.

"Today is World Kidney Day and for the first time ever in Gibraltar we are here raising awareness about how important it is to look after our body and kidneys, to be active, stay hydrated and look after our diet in order to prevent, rather than cure."