A Hong Kong mother has launched a public plea for a live liver donor for her one-year-old son, who is critically ill in hospital.

The toddler was diagnosed with liver failure after being admitted to Queen Mary Hospital’s intensive care unit on Monday.

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The child fell ill with a fever three days ago. Doctors say he is in critical condition and are urgently looking for a suitable donor.

Donors must be between 18 and 60 years old, of Type A or O blood type and be of good physical health, with a BMI of under 30. Potential donors can go directly to Queen Mary Hospital to undergo testing to see if they are a match.