7-Year-Old Boy Recovering After 5-Organ Transplant Surgery

7-Year-Old Boy Recovering After 5-Organ Transplant Surgery

A seven-year-old boy is one of the youngest patients in Britain to undergo a multi-transplant operation to successfully replace five organs. Jay Crouch received two new kidneys , a liver, a small intestine and pancreas from a single donor. When he was just six-weeks-old, his small intestine became twisted which caused extensive damage to his major organs. During his life, Crouch was diagnosed with anemia, having small bowel syndrome and chronic renal failure. As a result of his health problems, Crouch was fed using a tube, but was able to taste and swallow food for the...

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