Transplants and sport can mix

Organ recipient Emmanuel Gastaud on Mont Blanc this year

The founder of an association which encourages people with transplants to make the most of their ‘second life’ has told Connexion of the vital need for more organ donors as France held a national ‘think about organ donations’ day.

Emmanuel Gastaud founded Montagnes d’Espoir to prove life does not have to stop because you have had a transplant. On the contrary: Mr Gastaud, who has twice had kidney transplants, in 1997 aged 17 and then 10 years later in 2011, sets an example by continually pushing his boundaries with new physical feats, which he then blogs about.

He said: “In May I climbed Mont Blanc and it was the first time that a person with a kidney transplant had been ...

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