Liver Transplant Is a Gift of Life for Queens Baby
Ariz Gadit was just under one month of age when he received a life-saving liver transplant at Mount Sinai Hospital.
When Ariz Gadit was born in October 2011, he seemed like a healthy baby. But a routine test showed that little Ariz had low blood sugar and a low blood platelet count. Further testing revealed that he had neonatal hemochromatosis, an extremely rare and often fatal liver disease. When several treatments failed, his doctor sought a liver donor whose liver matched. Through the generosity of a donor family, a liver, also from an infant, became available within days. Learn more