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For World Transplant Day, ST featured the story of how seven-year-old Hannah Phoa’s life has changed since receiving a kidney transplant from her mother Leong Wei Yee. Hannah experienced kidney failure due to a rare genetic disorder known as Denys-Drash syndrome and was put on dialysis when she was just 10 days old.
Following a successful transplant surgery at NUCOT, Hannah no longer requires dialysis but has to continue taking medication and lead a healthy lifestyle. Article cited Prof Yap Hui Kim, Medical Director & Emeritus Consultant, and A/Prof Ng Kar Hui, Senior Consultant, from the Paediatric Kidney Transplantation Programme, who shared more about Hannah’s medical journey.
The article highlighted that Hannah and her family continue to receive psychosocial support from the multidisciplinary team at NUH, which assists them in managing the challenges associated with Hannah’s condition.Media ArticlesNUH in the News