It was 1979 when Anthony Carroll’s first kidney was removed.

As a health insurance broker in Christchurch, Nathan Sommerfeld is already well acquainted with lending a hand but every four weeks he lends an arm instead, to New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) as a plasma donor to help save lives.

The life of a teenager is hectic enough, but for Krystal Brooker it got a bit more complicated when she was diagnosed with a renal disease at the tender age of 14.

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