JASMINE Storey-Robinson received a liver transplant 11 years ago and is living proof of how organ donors can give people a second chance at life. Photo: DARRYN SMITH don1902e
JASMINE Storey-Robinson received a liver transplant 11 years ago and is living proof of how organ donors can give people a second chance at life. Photo: DARRYN SMITH don1902e

Organ the gift of life for girl

NOW 13 years old, Jasmine Storey-Robinson is a tribute to the success of the organ transplant program.

Jasmine was born with a terminal liver disease, and had to have several operations to prepare her to receive a donated organ.

When she was just two, and had been given only a few weeks to live, a donated liver became available and she received a transplant.

Today, 11 years later, she is living a normal life and enjoying doing all the things a teenage girl does.

Her mother, Leah Robinson, said Jasmine was enjoying a fantastic quality of life.

“We often remind ourselves just how close we came to losing her,” Ms Robinson said.

Jasmine has to take medication every day, but that does not impinge on her life one bit, according to her mother.

“As long as she keeps taking her medication, she’ll be all right,” she said.

Ms Robinson urged people to make sure they were on the organ donor register to help save more little girls like Jasmine.

“It’s just an amazing gift to be able to give once you’re gone,” she said.

Mrs Robinson said she believed many Australians just never thought about becoming donors.



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