Woman 'slowly dying' with months to live makes desperate plea for transplant

Tuesday 17th September 2019 16:45 EDT

A woman who is ‘slowly dying' and has just months to live has made a desperate plea for help.

Sunaina Paul needs a liver transplant and fears she may die before she manages to find a match.

Tragically the 31-year-old, from Birmingham, has deteriorated alarmingly in past few months. To make matters worse, she has rare Blood Type B, drastically restricting the chance of a donor.

Next Spring, all adults will automatically join the Organ Donation Register – but for Sunaina that’s too long to wait. According to the NHS organ donation website 6,278 people are currently waiting for a transplant in the UK.

Matters have reached the stage where only a liver transplant offers the chance of a longer life – but so far the outlook remains bleak.

Sunaina is using her story to campaign for those from a minority ethnic background to register for organ donation to save a life just like her own. It may not be in time for her, but it will be a lifeline for others.

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