– A wife who saved her dying husband’s life by giving him one of her kidneys wants it back after he walked out on her.
Andy Lamb was suffering from renal failure and was only being kept alive by dialysis sessions, until his wife Samantha persuaded him to take one of her kidneys. Mrs Lamb, 41, lost more than 3st in weight to make sure that she would be healthy enough for the transplant operation in October 2009. The couple were even filmed for a BBC show which documented the story of her gift of love. But they did not live happily ever after.
Just a few years after the life-saving procedure, their marriage was over when Mr Lamb walked out on his wife in August 2012. Mrs Lamb is adamant that her husband started having an affair with her friend – a claim he categorically denies. Mrs Lamb says she now regrets donating the kidney to her husband and wishes she could have it back – if only to donate it to someone more deserving. She told the Sunday People: ‘I would definitely go through the operation again but I wouldn’t give the kidney to him. ‘I hate him. If I could, then I would take it back and give it to someone else. ‘Obviously I don’t want people to be put off putting their names on the organ donor list. ‘But all I want from him is his name on the divorce papers.’