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“My little daughter needed a new liver to survive – so I gave her part of mine.”

At any one time in Ireland there are up to 600 people on the active waiting list for organ transplants and with Organ Donor Awareness Week running until April 30th the Irish Kidney Association in partnership with the HSE’s Organ Donation Transplant Ireland are hoping to do so People who are aware of the importance of organ donation and how it can save lives.

Sarah Duke knows only too well what this can mean for a family, having not only experienced the stress and anxiety of having a child on the transplant waiting list, but also gone through the process herself when making a living donation for her became daughter. Cleo, who is now six years old, was born with a condition called biliary atresia (a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants) and although there were no signs of any discomfort at first, as the weeks went by, it passed it turned out that the little baby had some difficulties.

https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/my-baby-daughter-needed-a-new-liver-to-survive-so-i-gave-her-part-of-mine-41583438.html “My little daughter needed a new liver to survive – so I gave her part of mine.”

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