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How liver transplant patient Robert Manning went from care-free to fighting for his life in a coma


Rob Manning owes his life to one word and to the family who uttered it while he lay in a coma approaching the medical point of no-return.

The word was ‘yes’, which allowed Rob to receive a new liver from a fellow patient at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital late last year. 

‘I offer my heartfelt and loving “thank you” to the family of my liver donor, I will respect the gift I have being given,’ Rob said.

Rob Manning shows off the scar of his Liver transplant, which came through at almost the last minute

Rob Manning shows off the scar of his Liver transplant, which came through at almost the last minute 

 ‘I wake up every day grateful that I am alive. I am forever grateful to that family for saying “yes”.’

 It life-saving miracle in a number of ways.

 ‘Having suffered catastrophic liver failure I needed everything to go right and miraculously it did,’ Rob, 55, said.

‘I am A-plus positive blood type and the liver was type O (the universal donor type).

‘An organ donor has to die in a certain way. They must be on life support or in an emergency department.

‘While I was in…



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