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Mum's Desperate Chat Leads to Life-Saving Kidney Donation for 5-Year-Old Destiny-Rae

Destiny-Rae, a 5-year-old girl, holds two hospital records: the youngest patient to go on dialysis at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the longest time spent on the treatment at nearly six months.
She has been on the transplant waiting list for years but faces a low chance of getting a new kidney due to a national shortage and the need for a good blood and tissue match from her background.

Her family cannot donate, and none have come forward to help.

Maria, desperate to find support and friendship, turned to a chat room and shared her story about her daughter Destiny needing a kidney transplant.

They met Liffy, who was willing to donate her kidney to a organ-swap scheme, even though she wasn't a match for Destiny.

The scheme, run by NHS Blood and Transplant, aimed to match them with another parent unable to donate to their own child.

This was their third attempt at matching.

Maria emphasized that one cannot force someone to donate a kidney as it's an unnecessary operation for them.

Destiny, a young girl, faces an uncertain future without a kidney transplant as her dialysis sessions continue.

Her mother, Maria, expresses sadness about the limitations this places on Destiny's life, contrasting it with the opportunities other children have.

Despite the challenges, Destiny is described as strong, fierce, and intelligent, inspiring those around her.

Liffy, upon learning about Destiny's situation, feels compelled to help.

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