Teen in Seattle saves baby with life-saving liver transplant in KING5.com

A Seattle teenager has saved the life of an infant through a living liver transplant. The 18-year-old, whose name has not been disclosed, stepped forward as a donor when he learned of the dire situation of 9-month-old Elijah Alston. Born with a rare genetic condition called biliary atresia, Elijah was in urgent need of a liver transplant to survive. The young donor not only underwent surgery to donate a part of his liver to the infant but also helped to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.

This selfless act highlights the critical role that organ donors play in saving lives. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, there are currently over 100,000 individuals in the United States awaiting organ transplants. Although the donation rate is gradually increasing, the demand still far outweighs the supply. Stories like this serve as a reminder of the power of organ donation and inspire hope for those in need. Both Elijah and his family expressed their immense gratitude for the teenager’s bravery and generosity, emphasizing the indescribable relief and joy they felt when they learned that a suitable donor had been found.

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