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Are you a match? Baby boy in desperate need of partial liver transplant

He's been given only weeks to live.
Credit: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Marcus Albers is in desperate need of a partial liver transplant.

MILWAUKEE — A baby boy who continues to fight for his life at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is in desperate need of a partial liver transplant, CBS affiliate WDJT reports.

Marcus Albers has been given only weeks to live by doctors, his parents told WDJT.

"It's pretty critical," Marcus' mother added.

Credit: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

The 4-month-old appeared fine a week and a half ago while he was playing with his older brother. Now he's in the ICU fighting for his life. 

Marcus was born with Immunodeficiency 47, a rare liver disease. Doctors told the family he needs a partial liver from a living donor, and neither of his parents are able to donate. 

To his parents, it's not just a liver donation. It's a future for their child.

The donor's liver can regenerate or grow back in a few months, according to the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences' website

The donor would not be asked to cover medical costs for the donation. A GoFundMe has also been set up for Marcus' medical costs. 

Are you a match?

The donor must meet the following criteria:

  • Have type O blood
  • Be under 150 pounds
  • Be under 50-years-old

If you are interested in being screened to see if you're a match, you can fill out the Live Liver Donation form online or email marcustransplantchw@gmail.com

Even if you're not a match for Marcus, you could be a match for the 406 children waiting to find a liver match in the United States through the American Transplant Foundation

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