Girl Who Underwent Liver Transplant Surgery at Nine Months Makes Full Recovery

by Kathy Jones on  March 12, 2012 at 9:27 PM Organ Donation News
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A 3-year old girl who underwent a liver transplant surgery when nine months old thanks to a 37-year old donor has fully recovered from the operation.
 Girl Who Underwent Liver Transplant Surgery at Nine Months Makes Full Recovery
Girl Who Underwent Liver Transplant Surgery at Nine Months Makes Full Recovery

Ellie-Mae Wolfenden, from Cheshire, was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer in 2009. She underwent chemotherapy while waiting for a matching donor.

Two months after being put on the waiting list, she underwent the transplant surgery at St James' Hospital in Leeds after being given half of a 37-year old man's liver.

Ellie-Mae's mother, Karen said that she asked the hospital authorities who the donor was and was surprised when told that it was a 37-year old man. ""I asked where the liver had come from because I didn't like to think of another child dying to help Ellie-Mae and was astonished to be told it was half of that of a 37-year-old man and the other half had saved another life", she said.



Source: Medindia

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