Seven-year-old boy recovering well after five-organ transplant

Seven-year-old boy recovering well after five-organ transplant
 

A seven-year-old boy has become the first child to undergo a five-organ transplant in a single operation.
Jay Crouch, who has a condition that left his small intestine twisted and caused complications with other organs since he was six weeks old, is recovering at home after receiving two kidneys, a pancreas, liver and small bowel during the 10-hour operation at Birmingham children’s hospital.
The surgery, which became necessary after the strain of continuous treatment for his condition became too much for his body, has allowed him to swallow food for the first time.
His mother, Katie... read more

 
24 April 2018 in World News, Views: 161
Source: Guardian
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