Northern Ireland toddler Lucy Boucher in world first kidney transplant using 3D printing

A three-year-old girl from Northern Ireland has become the first in the world to have a life-changing kidney transplant using 3D printing. It is the first time in the world that 3D printing has been used to aid kidney transplant surgery involving an adult donor and a child recipient. Lucy Boucher, from Antrim in Northern Ireland suffered heart failure as a baby when she developed supraventricular tachycardia - meaning her heart was beating irregularly faster than normal. This resulted in her body, including her kidneys, being starved of oxygen.”

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