John gets second gift of life from his family

Jane John & Colin Batty
Jane John & Colin Batty

JANE Batty gave her brother John the gift of life by donating a kidney – just hours after winning the Dronfield 10km race.

John, who runs Chesterfield-based firm Blue John Marketing, previously accepted a transplant kidney from his dad, Colin.

When it started to fail, it was his sister who stepped forward.

Hours after Jane, aged 45, was the fastest female in the 2013 Dronfield 10k, with a time of 39 minutes and 59 seconds, she was in the Northern General, giving her left kidney to John, aged 51, who has suffered from kidney disease since childhood.

Brother and sister are recovering at home in Hill Top, Dronfield.

Dad Colin, aged 80, who used to work in marketing, said: “It’s wonderful what she has done. She is terrific and very determined.”

*The Transplant Games are being held in Sheffield from August 15 to 18.