Cincinnati Children's Blog

Ohio mother donates liver to newborn suffering from life-threatening condition

Jordan and Hillary Weidner’s daughter, Bea, was diagnosed at two months old with biliary atresia, a condition affecting the bile ducts of the liver. Bea required a liver transplant, and her mother Hillary was a match. Bea’s parents decided to proceed with a living donor transplant instead of waiting for a deceased donor.

Both Hillary and Bea recovered well from the transplant. The family even started a fundraising campaign called Bea Strong for biliary atresia research and donated $37,000 to Cincinnati Children’s.

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