Parents save son's life twice after BOTH donate a kidney — 24 years apart

George Angeli’s second transplant operation took place 24 years after the first.

Now 38, he is back running his barber shop again thanks to his mum and dad.

George was diagnosed at two with rare nephrotic syndrome, which causes the kidneys to leak protein.

He had both removed by 13 and was placed on dialysis when his parents stepped forward to spare him waiting for a donor.

Dad Evangelos, 63, also a barber, was the better match and his kidney allowed George to live a normal life until last year when it started to fail.

This time hairdresser mum Georgina Georgiou, 62, was the donor for another op last summer. George said: “It’s amazing what she did.

“My parents saved my life for a second time.” Nearly 5,000 Brits are on the kidney waiting list and the average wait is 944 days.

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