Dales residents asked to donate a kidney.

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Dales donors are being asked to help transform the lives of others.

Changes in legislation mean living kidney donations are no longer limited to exchanges between family members and life–long friends.

The first altruistic donation in the UK took place in 2007.

Patients waiting for just a kidney transplant make up almost 84 per cent of the UK transplant list with 6348 patients on list in May.

One in three of all organ transplants in the UK are now from a living donor.

Living donor kidney transplants increased three-fold between 2000 and 2010, but more, including those now made possible by altruistic donors are need to reduce the waiting list and help to save and improve more lives.