Lifesaving liver transplant for Baby Emily Byrne

Emily Byrne pictured with her donor John Fenton.

Little Emily Byrne from Knockanore, just outside Tallow is in great form and doing very well after an essential liver transplant donated by John Fenton, a life-long family friend of Sean and Ann-Marie Byrne. 

Emily, who is now nearly 2 years old, was diagnosed with a condition called biliary atresia, a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts when she was just over 3 months old. 

When an initial surgery was unsuccessful, it became clear that Emily was in need of a liver transplant and was added to the list in Kings College Hospital in London Emily spent four and a half weeks in London towards the end of 2017 and a lot of time in Crumlin and CUH.

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