The devastated parents of a baby boy with a heart defect are in a desperate race against time to find him a new organ.

Doctors at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital have now broken the news to Sarah, 44, and Chris Cookson, 40, that their son Carter has just days to live.

Carter was born on Boxing Day, 2018 with severe heart problems and at just a few days old he underwent major heart surgery.

Days later his family was told his only chance for survival was for him to undergo a heart transplant. 

He was put on an Ecmo machine, which replaced the function of his heart and lungs, but there have now been complications with it.

Carter’s parents, of South Shields, then launched the campaign ¬£findaheartforCarter in an urgent plea to help their baby boy. 

Posting on the Find a Heart for Carter Facebook Page yesterday evening, the family said: ‘We really do need your love, support and prayers more than anything now!

‘Carter’s Mammy and Daddy have met with doctors today, they have been advised that due to issues with the Ecmo machine they now predict that they only have 3 days to find a heart.

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