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Newborn baby is UK’s youngest ever organ donor

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2210 (Published 24 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2210
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A newborn baby who lived for less than two hours became the youngest ever organ donor in the United Kingdom after a pioneering operation at University Hospital of Wales last year. Teddy’s kidneys and heart valves were successfully transplanted into adults.

The mother was 12 weeks into her pregnancy when she was told that one of the twin babies she was carrying had anencephaly and would not survive for more than a few hours. During the pregnancy she …

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