A mother saved the life of her baby daughter who had been diagnosed with cancer, by donating her own liver.
Despite a one in 200 chance of not making it through the operation, Sophie Barr, 25, says she didnt think twice about putting herself forward when she found out her daughter needed a transplant.
At just three and a half months old, doctors found a tumour in baby Patricias liver.
She began chemotherapy in January, but her condition deteriorated and she ended up in intensive care.
Parents Sophie and Andrew, 38, were told the best course of action would be a transplant, and Patricia was put on an emergency donor list at Leeds Childrens Hospital.
After an agonising wait for the family, a suitable liver was found in March – but doctors cancelled the operation in the theatre because it turned out to be damaged.
However, test results came through the same day showing Sophie, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was a suitable match.
She immediately agreed to donate 20 per cent of her liver.
She said: You dont think about the risk to yourself, you just think that you could save your childs life. I didnt even think twice about it. I would do it again.