Monday, September 7, 2015

Grateful Scots boy who had life-saving liver transplant as a baby launches National Transplant Week

Daily Record | Vivienne Aitkin

EVAN GOODBRAND was saved by the generosity of a family who gave up their loved one’s organs and the 10-year-old hopes others will be encouraged to register.

Evan, centre, joins mum Karen and dad Paul in asking Scots to join NHS Organ Donor Register

LITTLE Evan Goodbrand owes his life to the compassion of a family who gave up their loved one’s organs for transplantation.

The little boy from Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, was only nine months old when he underwent the liver transplant which saved his life.

Evan, who celebrates the 10th anniversary of his new liver this month, yesterday helped launch National Transplant Week -aimed at encouraging others to sign up to the donor register.

Evan, 10, needed the transplant after he was diagnosed with the life-threatening condition biliary atresia - a life-threatening condition in infants in which the bile ducts inside or outside the liver do not have normal openings -at just eight weeks old.

Today Evan joined his mum Karen and dad Paul as living proof of the benefit of organ donation. Continue reading


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