ITV weather presenter Ross Hutchinson donates kidney to dad

Posted on Friday 17 November 2023 by TV Newsroom

ITV Tyne Tees and Border weather presenter Ross Hutchinson is recovering in hospital after donating a kidney to his dad.

Ross underwent the operation in Newcastle on Thursday 17 November.

His dad, Robin Hutchinson, who was suffering from kidney failure is recovering well.

Ross, who will return to our screens in January, said: “I’m doing really well. It’s been a well-oiled machine.

“I’ve been so well looked after. It’s always going to be a stressful time for the family but I feel like I’ve almost coasted through because of the team here.

“My dad’s operation has gone well as well but it will take a couple of weeks to see if it is up and running. Fingers crossed everything keeps going well.”

The number of patients on the waiting list for a kidney has increased this year to 5,655 according to the latest figures. The number of kidney transplants increased as well, with 3,272 taking place.

Ross added: “It’s been quite a process to get here. As soon as it became apparent my dad needed a kidney I wanted to see if I could donate.

“It was something I felt comfortable with from the start but it’s not for everyone. You can only do what you feel comfortable with.”

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