Premature Baby Survives Liver Transplant
A 2-month-old girl was dying from advanced liver failure when a risky surgery was performed at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital this past February. Surgeons wanted to avoid a liver transplant, but realized the little girl wouldn’t survive without one.
Born 10 weeks premature, the tiny infant remained on a respirator until a replacement liver from a two-month-old in Florida became available. Eight hours of surgery and four months later, the baby is recovering at home, and according to her doctors, doing great.