Transplant MP Khalid Mahmood to return to Commons

Khalid Mahmood hopes to return to work in March

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A Labour MP who had a life-saving kidney transplant hopes to return to the House of Commons at the end of March.

Khalid Mahmood, the MP for Perry Barr, had surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Edgbaston in January.

He said he was at a "loss for words" after being saved by a living donor, whose identity has not been revealed.

Mr Mahmood, whose twin brother died from kidney disease, discovered he had chronic kidney failure in 2008.

"It has been very difficult for my family seeing me go through that trauma," he said.

Mr Mahmood, 52, added the improvement in his quality of life in the five weeks since the operation had been "tremendous".

He said he was "extremely grateful" to the person who gave him the kidney.

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