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PSNI locate kidney transplant patient on waiting list who couldn't be contacted when match found

By Deborah McAleese

Published 09/07/2015

PSNI officers have helped locate a patient on the waiting list for a kidney transplant who could not be contacted when a match was found.

The kidneys became available yesterday morning and were transported to a local hospital, but nobody could find the patient to let them know.

Police in north Belfast were asked to help track her down before the transplant opportunity was lost.

Officers eventually located her and rushed her to hospital for the operation.

"After extensive enquires, our LPT officers were able to locate the patient and we transported her to hospital as quickly (and safely) as possible so should would have the best opportunity for a successful outcome.

"All concerned were very pleased and we wish her well," the PSNI said on Facebook.

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