Friday, November 6, 2015

Transplant saves woman's life after sudden liver failure

WISN | Tim Elliot

WAUWATOSA, Wis. —Nancy Concannon has spent the last 30 years helping others as a nurse. But last year, she was the one who needed help.

One day, Concannon said she got in her car, looked in the rear view mirror and realized something was terribly wrong.

"I had bright yellow eyes," she said. "I was like, 'Something is going on.'"

Doctors told her that her liver was failing, and failing fast.

Dr. Johnny Hong said her situation was so dire, she immediately shot to the top of the transplant list.

"Typically, if they don't get a transplant within a week or two, their risk of death is close to 100 percent," he said.

Remarkably, a match was found after just 10 days.

"I am so thankful," she said. "There just aren't organs to go around." Continue reading, video
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