Singapore fast-tracks Claire Murray live liver process

March 10, 2010
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The Singapore Government has fast-tracked the process that will determine if Claire Murray can have a “live” liver transplant.

It has been reported that Miss Murray and her family will find out within hours if she qualifies for a second transplant.

The mother-of-two flew to Singapore last week after the State Government granted her a $258,000 loan.

The 24-year-old has been told by doctors that she only has months to live if she does not receive a liver transplant.

She has admitted to taking drugs after her first liver transplant last year – but has pledged to make the most of her second chance at life after being told she could not be considered for a second transplant in WA.

There are seven other people in WA who were waiting for their first liver transplant.

Doctors say it would be unfair for Ms Murray to jump the queue for a second liver.

But, Health Minister Kim Hames said the WA Government was prepared to pay for her and her father to travel to Singapore so she could be considered for a “live” liver transplant.

The loan will be interest free.

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