We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rhodri Morgan the Former First Minister of Wales and proud Patron of Kidney Wales.  Our thoughts go out to Rhodri’s family at this very difficult time.

Kidney Wales Chief Executive Roy J Thomas commented

‘Kidney Wales was fortunate to have Rhodri as a Patron, and I would frequently look to him for advice.  A towering figure as an MP, AM and a popular First Minister.

I knew him in Public life but privately he would be as happy to draw the raffle as well as speak to World figures.  He was extraordinary with Kidney Wales and our patients and supporters, he led as First Minister the Human Transplant Wales Bill which is not law.  He saw its importance as understood suffering and the needs of others less fortunate who needed support.

Our love goes out to his wife Julie and the children.  Quite a figure we will miss him’