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My daughter has to have a heart transplant & she's 1 1/2 months old, how will they find a heart her size?
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In brief: Small child donor
The donor heart will have to come from a small child that has undergone brain death.

In brief: Small child donor
The donor heart will have to come from a small child that has undergone brain death.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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In brief: Perserverence
Your daughter will need a heart from another child who becomes brain dead but still has a beating heart.
The organ procurement organization in your daughter's region will alert your daughter's doctors if an acceptable heart becomes available. This may take some time so don't give up!

In brief: Perserverence
Your daughter will need a heart from another child who becomes brain dead but still has a beating heart.
The organ procurement organization in your daughter's region will alert your daughter's doctors if an acceptable heart becomes available. This may take some time so don't give up!
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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