Kind Nurse Gave An Eight-Year-Old Boy Part Of Her Liver

Can you imagine anything more horrifying for a parent than discovering that their child is gravely ill? Well, Ruth and James Auten had to experience such horror when their eight-year-old son had an aggressive virus attacking his liver, according to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: Milwaukee.

Brayden loved wrestling and had just finished competing in the state championship when he urgently needed a liver transplant.

Unfortunately, it seemed almost impossible to find a donor in time.

When a nurse from the neighboring hospital, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, heard about the boy's story, she did something incredible: she offered to donate part of her liver to save Brayden's life.

Fortunately, the nurse named Loritz was a perfect match for Brayden, and the procedure was successful. Little Brayden gave Loritz a big farewell hug to thank her for saving his life.

Liver transplantation is the procedure of the replacement of a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person. Liver transplantation can be an option for end-stage liver disease and acute liver failure. The availability of donor organs is often a significant limitation.

The surgical procedure is complicated and requires the meticulous harvest of the donor organ and careful implantation into the recipient. Liver transplantation is performed only at designated transplant medical centers by highly trained transplant physicians. The duration of the surgery can take from 4 to 18 hours, depending on what happens in the process.

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