Laois baby has rare liver transplant

 

A baby from Co Laois returned home last night after undergoing a life-saving operation in England.

Amy-Rose O'Sullivan, who is 10 months old, received a quarter of her aunt's liver in what may be the first case of Irish participation in a living-donor transplant involving people with two different blood types.

The baby was diagnosed with liver cancer when she was four months old.

She returned home with her aunt, Ann-Marie O'Sullivan, and her parents, Patrick O'Sullivan and Mary Moylan.

Living-donor transplants account for about 12 per cent of all transplants in King's College Hospital London. Amy-Rose's parents told RTÉ news last night they were delighted that the operation was a success.