Leitrim man and mother doing well after kidney transplant

Alan Healy with mum Helena

A 26-year-old Co Leitrim man has said he and his mother are doing well after he donated a kidney to her.

Trainee accountant Alan Healy was a rare match for his mother Helena, who was on dialysis and doctors said needed a transplant to save her life.

The operation went ahead as planned last week, and Alan said his mother was doing well.

"I've had very little pain," he said. "Mum has had more pain than me, but the main thing is her kidney is working absolutely fine, (and has been) from as soon as she received it, which is brilliant.

"The doctors told us yesterday that her kidney is actually working better than mine at the minute."

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