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Judge says autistic teenage boy with rare kidney disease can seek transplant – The Guardian

Thursday, 10 March, 2022

Judge says autistic teenage boy with rare kidney disease can seek transplant – The Guardian

Amy McLennan speaks to the media after the court of protection in Liverpool ruled her son William Verden should be allowed a kidney transplant. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

 
A family have spoken of their joy after a judge ruled that an autistic teenage boy with a rare kidney disease should be allowed a transplant, against the judgment of doctors.
William Verden, 17, is being kept alive by dialysis at Manchester Children’s Hospital but it will stop working in 12 months at the most.
Health officials took the medical decision that William should not be offered the chance to have a kidney transplant.
Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/mar/08/judge-says-autistic-teenage-boy-with-rare-kidney-disease-can-seek-transplant

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