- 15 июля, 21:00
An NHS trust chief explains how undergoing a kidney transplant shaped his views
Matthew Hopkins is the chief executive of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS trust in north-east London. Here he talks to Denis Campbell about the kidney transplant he underwent last year and why he supports switching to a “presumed consent” system of organ donation.
I have adult polycystic kidney disease, which I inherited from my mother Val. When she was diagnosed with it in 1993 the NHS staff looking after her advised that her children – myself and my sisters Ruth and Marie – needed to go and get tested too.