BBC NI Newsline anchor and sports presenter, Stephen Watson, joined Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund NI and mascot Bella to celebrate 50 years at the Royal Victoria Hospital children’s Renal department.
Meeting children who have kidney disease and some who have gone through transplant surgery, and their parents, Stephen gave them some insights into his recent kidney transplant journey.
Stephen Watson says, “I was delighted to join NIKRF in celebrating their 50th anniversary with a visit to the Children’s Hospital. It was very humbling to meet brave young children Emma and Tatiana who have undergone transplant surgery, and also Ollie who is still waiting for a new kidney.
The NIKRF is Northern Ireland’s longest running transplant charity and I would like to say a huge thank you to the team for everything they have done for transplantation, raising awareness and raising money for vital research.”