Dad Has Four Kidneys

14/08/2014 16:48 | Updated 22 May 2015
Dad has four kidneys and three pancreases

A diabetic dad is living with four kidneys and three pancreases following two transplant operations.

Carl Jones, 32, a van driver from Carmarthen, Wales, had two transplants after organ failure.

Each time, surgeons left the failed organs inside his body to help ensure the transplants worked.

Carl has type 1 diabetes and has spent hundreds of hours on dialysis. He had a kidney and pancreas transplant in 2004, and four years later the operation was repeated.

"I've got enough organs for a small family. It's mad," said Carl.

"The only bad thing is it makes it hard to lose weight because I've got all that in the front of my stomach.

"I may have four kidneys and three pancreases but the organ donors have all the heart. The surgery is an ordeal for the body - leaving the failed organs inside makes it easier to take."


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