In a viral post that’s been circulating social media since yesterday morning, a man in Singapore urgently appealed for a liver donor to come forward and help his dying father. In the text, he identified himself as Leslie Tan, desperately seeking a kind soul with blood type O+ to give his father, Eddie Tan, a “new lease of life.”
The dad had been suffering from “end stage liver disease,” said Leslie, and it appeared the children had incompatible blood types and were unable to be donors.
Explaining that his father’s condition was “progressively worsening by the day,” Leslie said doctors told his dad he only had a week left to live. The man’s liver was “not functioning as it should,” with 10 litres of water trapped in the body cavity. In constant distress and pain, he could not eat, drink, or sleep.
With all other options exhausted, Leslie hoped to rely on the power of social media in asking for suitable donors aged 21 to 55 years old, weighing 70kg to 95kg, to consider helping his dad. The Facebook page that he set up to appeal for help listed his contact information and details on the criteria for potential donors.
Netizens quickly shared the post in an attempt to spread the word, and one individual, who recently underwent a liver transplant to help his own father, chipped in to offer support if anyone had questions on the procedure.
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