Florence-Ivy’S Life-Saving Liver Transplant: A Smile Of Hope From Hero Donor

Florence-Ivy Langton, a four-month-old baby girl, has undergone a successful liver transplant at Leeds Children’s Hospital. The transplant was made possible by an anonymous donor who came forward after a campaign by The Mirror. Florence-Ivy’s parents received the news of a potential donor on February 27, and the transplant took place shortly after. The baby is currently in intensive care and is said to be doing well. Her parents expressed their gratitude towards the anonymous donor, describing them as “selfless and incredible.”

Florence-Ivy was born in October but developed liver problems within eight weeks. She was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a blockage in the bile ducts, and entered end-stage liver failure. Her parents launched an appeal to save her life, and an anonymous donor met the strict criteria for a liver transplant. The donor had to be between the ages of 18 and 50, in a specific blood group, physically and mentally fit, and not have engaged in smoking or drinking for eight weeks prior to the surgery. Female donors were also required to not have given birth in the past six months. Florence-Ivy’s parents expressed their relief and hope for her future, stating that she can now have the normal family life she deserves.

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