Five-month-old Daniel McCabe had biliary atresia, a rare liver disorder that, doctors said, was best treated with a transplant. Doctors warned that it needed to happen quickly. So they listed him on the transplant registry at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 13. Forty minutes later, a match had been found and the transplant protocols were under way. The heart-warming

story has been documented by NBC in Chicago.   “I expected to be waiting a while,” Melody McCabe, Daniel’s mother, told the station. But at 10:55 a.m. that same day, a liver became available on the donor registry and it matched, NBC said. Lurie Children’s Hospital officials confirmed for NBC the wait time was very rare. “Extraordinary,” is how Dr. Riccardo Superine, a transplant surgeon, described it. READ MORE