Liver donor found for sick Bendigo boy Roman just 12 hours after he was put on waiting list

BENDIGO ADVERTISER | Mark Kearney
Roman Middleton has recovered after a liver transplant. Picture: NONI HYETT
Liver donor found for sick Bendigo boy Roman just 12 hours after he was put on waiting list

Many mysteries still surround the two-week illness that left Bendigo boy Roman Middleton needing a liver transplant last year.

The aggressive virus that almost claimed the six-year-old’s life remains unidentified and so too does the person whose death gifted him a new liver.

Or half a liver, to be precise.

The donated organ saved two people’s lives last April.

But perhaps the most mysterious of all the family’s unanswered questions is how doctors found the boy a matching donor just hours after being put on the waiting list. Continue reading.
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