Medics 'happy' with post-op progress of liver transplant father and son


The grandmother of a four-year-old boy who received part of his father's liver has said all is going "according to plan" following the operation.

Harry (left), pictured with two-year-old brother Sam, was born with biliary atresia

Harry Maceachen, from Shrewsbury, was born with a rare disease and had the life-saving transplant on Thursday.

His father Simon donated part of his liver after no suitable match was found from the organ donor register.

Grandmother Alison Price, a former theatre sister, said: "The consultants are very happy with their progress."

She said it had been a "very, very difficult 12 months", adding: "The operations were satisfactory. Everything is going on according to plan....the consultants are very happy with their progress."

Harry was born with biliary atresia, which meant he had blocked bile ducts.

He had a transplant before his first birthday but that liver had begun to fail, so a second one was required. Continue reading