Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Baby girl await liver transplant
One of our local Chinese dailies carried this picture of a baby girl with her crying mother.
Although I can't literally translate the news to English, but I think I can try to do something to help.
20 month old Chinese girl by the name of Chia Siew Lian (translated) is suffering from damaged liver since born. She is presently admitted to the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital. The Doctor has diagnosed that her liver bile ducts are blocked which have resulted in multiple complications to the liver. According to the doctor, she is in critical condition and is urgently looking for a compatible liver for a transplant to take place.
Her single mother is a picture of despair and has been keeping vigil at her bedside. Her wish of donating part of her liver was rejected by the Hospital due to some reasons. Therefore, she is hopeful that her daughter's life can be saved by having a suitable liver donor soon. Little Siew Lian is on the top of the list of patients who are awaiting for liver transplant, but, she is also racing against time now.
The newspaper reported that this year alone there are approximately 70 children suffering from liver related diseases. Some 70% of the children are in dire need of liver transplant. Unfortunately, there are almost 50 of them who have lost their battle due to the unavailability of suitable liver donors!
Posted by Swiss Palma at 19:24