Doncaster man set to be a dad thanks to organ donor

Richard Haybourne received a donor kidney from his cousin, Stuart Ashcroft, left.

Richard Haybourne received a donor kidney from his cousin, Stuart Ashcroft, left.

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Dad-to-be Richard Haybourne may never have become a father - if he hadn’t been given the gift of life with a new kidney.

It has been just over a year since the 35-year-old received a new organ from cousin Stuart Ashcroft to help him beat a genetic disorder.

Richard Haybourne and girlfriend Amy Raines are expecting their first baby after he had a kidney transplant.

Richard Haybourne and girlfriend Amy Raines are expecting their first baby after he had a kidney transplant.

Tired and ill, he struggled to complete normal tasks before the operation at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital, and at one point had a kidney function level of just ten per cent.

 

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