Alison Kirk and Gracie Mae
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Dialysis patient has baby girl at Liverpool hospital

A woman who has been on dialysis every other day since the age of 11 has given birth to a baby girl.

Alison Kirk, 28, from Wallasey, Wirral, is on the organ transplant list after being diagnosed with the rare condition cystinosis, at the age of three.

She risked her life to give birth to Gracie Mae at Liverpool Women's Hospital on 21 November.

Ms Kirk has become one of only a handful of women in the UK to become a mother while on dialysis.