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Heydi Lima gave her mom, Iris Blanco, the final word Mom’s Day present — the present of life.
“She was the one which gave me life and now I can say I gave a bit again,” Lima stated.
She gave her mom, Iris Blanco, part of her liver for a transplant after she grew to become critically in poor health.
Blanco is 60 years outdated and was positioned on the transplant listing.
“It took about two or three years to get her on the listing,” Lima stated.
Medical doctors say Blanco was not a precedence on the listing and would take her months discover a liver donor.
Lima was satisfied there was one other option to get her mother a transplant. She then discovered the Cleveland Clinic Dwelling Donor Program.
“We’re offering the neighborhood one other new possibility so as to get a liver transplant for anyone that wants a transplant however just isn’t as sick to get to precedence,” stated Dr. Antonio Pinna, who’s the director of Cleveland Clinic Weston’s Belly Transplant.
On Mom’s Day Weekend, Blanco efficiently went below liver transplant surgical procedure after medical doctors eliminated a bit of her daughter’s liver.
Medical doctors say Lima is Cleveland Clinic’s first dwelling donor for a liver transplant.
“Individuals can acknowledge and see that it is out there to have the ability to do it in Florida and hopefully they’ll take the identical step that I did,” Lima stated.
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