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Irish girl misses out on liver transplant

Coast guard was to due to fly her from Leitrim for London operation last night but medics decided she wouldn’t make it on time.

One of the Irish Coast Guard's Sikorsky helicopters as launched by then-Transport Minister Noel Dempsey this time last year
One of the Irish Coast Guard's Sikorsky helicopters as launched by then-Transport Minister Noel Dempsey this time last year
Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A YOUNG GIRL had her liver transplant cancelled because it was feared she wouldn’t make it to the UK in time for the operation.

RTE reports that the girl was to be transferred from Leitrim to London by Coast Guard helicopter from Ireland. She was due to be transported at around 10.30pm but the medical team in the UK said that her arrival would be too late for the surgery to go ahead.

The Coast Guard was not available for further comment this morning.

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