Friday, June 17, 2016

Rugby family’s plea for more people to become organ donors

Eleanor with her parents, Pete and Claire Brinkley, before the surgery. 


The family of a young Rugby girl who received a crucial liver transplant last week are urging more people to join the organ donation register.

Seven-year-old Eleanor Brinkley was diagnosed with liver disease as a baby and her parents - Claire and Pete Brinkley - knew from a young age that she would need a transplant.

But as her condition began to deteriorate over the last year, the odds of a donor match becoming available in time seemed increasingly unlikely.

The situation became so desperate that Eleanor’s mum, Claire, was lined up to undergo major surgery in July to donate a lobe of her own liver in an effort to save her daughter’s life.

Thankfully, last Friday morning, the family got the call they’d been waiting for, telling them that a donor liver had become available.

Eleanor went into surgery at Birmingham Children’s Hospital that evening and although the road to recovery will be a long one, the doctors are pleased with her progress so far. Continue readingg
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