Jan. 27, 2014
A loving wife who saved her husband’s life by giving him one of her kidneys now wants it back after he dumped her.
Andy Lamb was dying of renal kidney failure and was only being kept alive by weekly sessions of dialysis until his wife Samantha persuaded him to take one hers.
The 41-year-old mother-of-one told the Sunday People: ‘He needed a new kidney or he would die.
‘He was on dialysis three times a week. I told Andy he should go through with it. He had children from an earlier relationship and he wanted to be there for them.’
The couple met when they were both drivers for a private ambulance firm.
They started going out in 2004 but split and Samantha, who had been living in London, moved back to Ivybridge, in Devon.
The couple eventually got back together and married in 2007.
They were filmed for a BBC documentary but Mrs Lamb, who is now waiting for her husband to sign divorce papers, says as soon as she went through with the operation she regretted it.
Samantha believes he was having an affair with her friend Clare who she confronted and which Andy denies.
The couple tried to save their marriage for the sake of Samantha’s daughter Beatrice from an earlier relationship.
Samantha gave her husband one more chance but claims she later discovered he was having sex chats online with women.
Samantha said: ‘I would definitely go through the operation again – but I wouldn’t give the kidney to him.
‘I hate him. If I could I’d take it back and give it to someone else.’
Andy still denies having an affair with Samantha’s friend but admits walking out on her.
He said: ‘I never wanted her to donate her kidney because it was a big risk. But she insisted and I’ll always owe her my life’.
At the time of the operation Andy said: ‘Sam’s doing all this for me and I’ll never get over that. She is just amazing and fantastic.
The mother-of-one has now filed for divorce papers and said she hopes to get on with her life.