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AMAZING ANDY: Watford resident one of 150 selected to represent nation at games

 Published on: 8th April 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man from Watford is just one of 150 people to have been selected to represent Great Britain in the World Transplant Games in Australia.

Andy Taylor, 57, will play badminton and table tennis at the games in Perth, which take place from April 15 to 21.

The keen sportsman, who works at the University of Hertfordshire, suffers from polycystic kidney disease. This hereditary condition causes clusters of cysts to develop primarily within the kidneys and can lead to them losing function over time.

Andy, who had both his kidneys removed in 2014 and underwent dialysis until a suitable donor was found in 2016, won both a gold and silver medal at the games in 2019.

Speaking about the upcoming games, Andy said: “I am honoured and excited to be selected to play for my country again in such an important tournament.

“The main reason I want to participate, however, is to promote the benefits of organ donation.”

You can support Andrew here.

Photo credit: University of Hertfordshire

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