Baby boy desperately needs partial liver transplant

(WFLA) – Two Wisconsin parents have made a public plea for help in saving their son’s life.

WISN reports 5-month-old Marcus Albers is in dire need of a partial liver transplant. 

“We were told that Marcus has weeks to live, and that was a week and a half ago. So it’s pretty dire,” his mother, Whitney McLean, told the news station.

Marcus suffers from Immunodeficiency 47, an extremely rare disorder that has already destroyed his liver.

“(It’s) extremely rare. There are only, from what we were told, there are only 12 cases in the world,” McLean said. This includes Marcus’ two-year-old brother, who will also need a liver transplant one day. 

“We found out about the genetic disorder while we were pregnant with Marcus,” Albers said.

The family is hoping someone will step forward to save their son’s life.

To match with Marcus, one must be:

  • Under 40 years old
  • In good health
  • A non-smoker
  • Under 150 pounds
  • Have O positive or O negative blood 

If you think you’re a match, contact the Wisconsin Children’s Hospital at 414-805-1438 or 414-805-1437. You can also send an e-mail to