1-Year-Old Needs Donor After Suffering From End Stage Liver Disease
Left untreated, biliary atresia will lead to further liver damage and eventually liver failure.
Parents of 1-year-old Raenelle Wong are still seeking out a possible liver donor for their baby girl suffering from biliary atresia.
‘We are at [wit’s] end and require all the help to spread this post widely.’
Recently in September, Vicky Cheng posted a call for help on her Facebook for her daughter who suffers from a fatal medical condition, Biliary Atresia. The condition leaves oneBiliary atresia is a condition in infants in which the bile ducts outside and inside the liver are scarred and blocked.’s bile ducts outside and inside the liver to be scarred and blocked.
After undergoing surgery hoping her daughter’s health would improve, the 1-year-old girl’s condition only worsened and she is now currently suffering from end-stage liver disease. Due to this, Cheng’s daughter is heavily swollen from water retention which causes her to have difficulty in breathing.
Unfortunately, the baby’s parents are not suitable to donate for their daughter. The family already has her waitlisted for donors but they have been told that “the possibility for her to get the liver soon is close to zero.”
Call for donations
After their post, Vicky’s family have received much support and contacted them regarding how to help their daughter. So far, 3 anonymous volunteers have come forward but all were also unsuited to donate. Nevertheless, the family is grateful to have so many people offering help and donating financial aid both from people close to them as well as those they have never met.
The National University Hospital continues to be their Transplant Coordinator and has been updating them on whether there have been any new donations possible for their daughter.
The family needs a donor who is:
- Medically fit
- Aged 21 to 55 years old
- Blood type B+ or O
- Weight range to be below 70kg
If you wish to donate and help baby Raenelle grow up healthily, you can check their ongoing campaign here.