January 20, 2015 | Georgie

For the first time in the UK, doctors have transplanted a newborn baby's kidneys and liver cells and given them to two different recipients whose own organs were failing.

The six-day-old baby girl was born in very poor health, and her parents had agreed to the organ donation. It must have been a very difficult situation for the family, but at least they will know they have helped transform the lives of those who received the organs.

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Official UK figures show about 15 infants under the age of two currently awaiting organ transplants, but the true number could be higher.

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