A single mum of two, has joined forces with blood cancer charity to urge people from the black people to consider joining the Organ Donor Register.

It was just four years ago when Naomi’s youngest child found her collapsed on the kitchen floor.

Naomi Adams said: “I remember not feeling particularly well earlier that day, but like most mothers with 101 things to do, I soldiered on, focusing on the tasks I needed to get done.

“Cooking dinner was one of them.”

Ms Adams was immediately rushed by ambulance to the hospital.

It is her belief had it not been for her daughter finding her, she’s sure she wouldn’t be alive today to share her story.

Ms Adams was told without the rapid treatment she received on arrival at the hospital, she would have died.

She added: “I was given powerful steroids that left me feeling drowsy for the best part of three days.

“After I started to come down off the drugs, I was told - my kidneys failed.

“It turns out I had been suffering from an Acute Kidney Injury.”

Three years later Naomi was diagnosed with Kidney Failure.

Ms Adams adds “My thoughts started racing as question upon question darted back and forth through my mind.

“What's going to happen to my children? How am I going to tell the children? So many questions.

“I could feel myself starting to well up, eyes blurred with tears, it's a moment that will live with me forever.”

Soon after, Ms Adams was urgently referred to be enrolled into the Organ Transplant Program in the hope a matched kidney donor could be found to save her life.

Over 1,800 black, Asian and minority ethnic patients are currently waiting for a transplant and will have to wait significantly longer for a successful match than white patients – this is due to the lack of donors who provide organs when they die.

Only 114 black patients donated organs when they died last year.