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|A 17-hour operation under four surgeons: The woman who became the third in Britain to survive a six-organ transplant. |
Dawn Carter, third person ever in Britain to survive such a procedure.
Given a new liver, pancreas, colon, stomach, intestine and kidney.
It was an extraordinary operation – transplanting six organs into a 53-year-old woman in 17 hours of surgery.
Dawn Carter, only the third patient in Britain to survive such a procedure, now has a new liver, kidney, pancreas, stomach, small intestine and colon.
The procedure required four consultants – one to retrieve Dawn’s organs and three to perform the implants, which all came from a 20-year-old female donor.
There were also two anaesthetists present, two operating department practitioners, two theatre nurses and two other theatre staff.
Without the transplants, Dawn, an intensive care nurse from Northallerton, North Yorkshire, who was suffering from a serious liver disease, had been given just six months to live.
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health....nt.html