ABP Food Group presents £100,000 to Belfast City Hospital

ABP have donated £100,000 to Belfast City Hospital for kidney research, following the successful treatment of Lurgan plant manager Seamus Kenny.

ABP, who process around 1 million cattle each year, held a Charity Gala Ball in November which raised the majority of the money following Kenny’s successful kidney transplant.

Both Seamus and his wife Pauline, who donated one of her kidneys, underwent surgery at Belfast City Hospital last year. Pauline was not a compatible donor for Seamus, however, the couple were accepted onto a paired exchange programme. Pauline donated her kidney to a compatible patient while Seamus received a kidney from another donor.

Seamus Kenny said: “Pauline and I received extraordinary care in the City Hospital and I am certain this money will benefit many, many others with kidney disease. Thank you most sincerely to all hospital staff, my colleagues in ABP and all those who so generously supported our Charity Gala Ball.”  

Speaking on behalf of the Renal Unit at Belfast City Hospital, Dr Aisling Courtney, consultant transplant nephrologist said: “This incredible gesture will make a huge difference to improving the health of people with chronic kidney disease. Financial support is vital in enabling us to continue to conduct vital research, discover better treatment options, and provide the best care possible for individuals in Northern Ireland with kidney failure.”

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