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Full report: Whitehaven girl in desperate need of heart transplant

The family of an eight-year-old girl from Whitehaven are asking for more people to join the organ donor register, as she desperately needs a heart transplant.

Katelyn McAleavy was born with a heart defect and her family were given the news in November that she has only months to live.

They fear their time with her may be running out.

Samantha Parker reports:

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Whitehaven girl in desperate need of heart donor

The family of an eight-year-old girl from Whitehaven are asking for more people to join the organ donor register, as she desperately needs a heart transplant.

Katelyn McAleavy was born with a heart defect and her family were given the news in November that she has only months to live.

Her grandfather, Steven Lamb, explains why finding a heart is so crucial:

Last week ITV ran the 'From the Heart' campaign, which encouraged people to consider joining the organ donor register.