Family's vital message after organ donation saves boy's life

QUEENSLAND TIMES |  Anna Hartley
The 11-year-old suffered jaundice and lost a lot of weight before he received his liver transplant.
MAX Bishop was a happy, healthy, footy-loving 10-year-old boy when he developed a strange rash.

He wasn't unwell so he assumed it was simply heat rash.

But it wasn't and it got worse.

It blistered so a biopsy was taken but it came back negative, and so the mystery continued.

Just days later Max became jaundiced and his skin started peeling.

A biopsy of his liver was taken and the Raceview family finally got their answer: he was suffering from vanishing bile duct syndrome.

The syndrome is usually associated with overuse of medications but Max was not taking any. Continue reading
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