Published: 01/09/2005, Volume II5, No. 5971 Page 6

A four-person BBC crew scrubbed up to record a living kidney transplant at St Mary's Hospital, London.

The transplant of one of Varsha Patel's kidneys to husband Rajesh was filmed as part of last week's DoNation, which highlighted issues around organ transplantation and donation in the UK.

St Mary's renal unit is one of the busiest in the UK, with over 400 new patients referred each year.