Doctors have performed the first ever organ transplant from a newborn baby in the UK, in two operations described as a “milestone” in pediatric care.
The kidney and liver cells of a six-day-old girl with severe brain damage, who tragically died, were donated to two other patients suffering from renal and liver failure respectively.
The operations were the first of their kind in the UK. Experts claim there is huge scope for more similarly beneficial operations, but that current guidelines are too strict.
Doctors hailed the decision of the donor’s parents “extraordinary generosity,” in allowing their daughter’s organs to be given to other ill children.