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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 20:49 GMT 21:49 UK
Lung transplant girl's donor plea
Jessica Wales
Jessica Wales has to take 46 tablets a day to ward off infections
An 18-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer who needs a double lung transplant is being backed by organ donation campaigners in her appeal for help.

Jessica Wales, from Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, could have just weeks to live unless a suitable organ donor is found.

Her condition means her lungs work at just 16% of their capacity, and she has been waiting for a new pair for the past two years.

The Live Life Then Give Life campaign is backing her plea for a donor.

It is urging people to put their names on the national Organ Donor Register.

Ms Wales said: "If I don't get a double lung transplant, I will die. I feel like I need to have a chance of living.

"There's no reason why people can't sign the little register just saying they will give their organs after they've died," she added.


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