Transplant for Shakopee Baby Comes Through
A 7-and-a-half-month-old from Shakopee, Minn. is recovering from an eight-organ transplant reports WCCO.
Sidney Markie had a rare disorder called microvillus inclusion disease, which prevents nutrients to be absorbed.
Last Tuesday, Markie’s parents received a call from a donor at Miami, Florida. After a 12 hour surgery, Markie received transplanted small intestines, large intestines, liver, stomach, pancreas, bladder and two kidneys donated from a 6-and-a-half-year-old boy from Miami.
Markie will stay in Miami for recovery and follow-up treatments for several months.