Community Constituency Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Family of Newry Three Year Old Launch Appeal for Kidney Transplant

The family of local child Olly Cartmill have taken to social media in a plea for a kidney donor for their little boy. Little Olly has been told by doctors that he needs a kidney transplant immediately.

Speaking from social media the family of Olly Cartmill have said:

“Many of you who know Olly’s story and the journey he is on, know he is a wee fighter, however he URGENTLY needs YOUR HELP! 

He’s had kidney problems from birth and despite being on dialysis and being heavily fluid restricted, he’s the light of our lives and is just trying so hard to be a normal wee boy. 

Olly Cartmill

Our wonderful Consultants and medical team have told us, that at just 3 years old, he needs kidney transplant IMMEDIATELY!”

“Over the past few weeks we are so thankful that we’ve had so many of our family come forward and get checked out but for so many different reasons we haven’t yet got a match. 

As a naturally private family it’s difficult for us to go public and make this plea on Social Media but we are left with no other option as time is running out for our little fighter!

Olly can receive a kidney transplant from any adult who is a match for him but as stated time is running out, he needs it NOW!”

“If you can help Olly please contact the Belfast City Hospital, Living Donor Co-ordinator: T: 028 95 043 872 between the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday and reference Olly Cartmill as the donor recipient. 

Please think about becoming a life-saver and have that family conversation about Organ Donation – we all have it in us to become a life-saver. Please share with all your contacts.

Thank you in advance

Dionne & Neil Cartmill on behalf of our beautiful son Olly.”

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