Katie Price offers terminally ill mum Amy one of her lungs

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Katie Price offered her terminally ill mother one of her lungs.

The former glamour model, 43, offered her mother Amy – who has around 34 per cent of her lung capacity left – one of her lungs as she waits to hear if she is eligible for a transplant.

Amy, 69, has been shielding at home during the pandemic, due to her an incurable lung infection called terminal idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

The condition causes the build-up of scar tissue in the lungs and can lead to shortness of breath and respiratory failure. There is currently no cure.

Speaking to Simon Thomas on his Life, Interrupted podcast, the mum-of-five said: "My mum, she's never smoked, she's always been healthy. She got told a couple years [ago], coming up to three years, that she would have three to five years left of her life. You know, it's gonna happen.

"She still does a spinning classes. She's got like 34 per cent left of her lung capacity, so she has started oxygen, which isn't nice to see because in my head, it's that once you start the oxygen and you need that, you know it's coming.

"So she's waiting to see if she can have a lung transplant. I even offered my lung to her.

"But it's not that easy. You have to be ill enough to have it. Because if you're too well, they won't give it, but then you've still got to be well enough to be able to take it you know.

"Although my mother could have it now, it doesn't mean to say that she'd still survive it because it can reject in three weeks and it only prolongs your life five years."

She added that she is finding it difficult to see her mother struggle with her illness.

"She's all there, do you know what I mean?", she added. "It's just her lungs. And it must be so hard for her because she's so active normally.

"She said that if she got offered a lung transplant now, she would do it, which must be such a hard decision, knowing that you could die on that table, or it might reject and that's the end of your life, knowing that she's still got energy in her."

Katie said that her mum "hasn't got long to live" earlier this year, but Amy has vowed not to give up.

In a film for the Channel 4 series Steph's Packed Lunch, Katie was seen on a video call with her mum, who she was unable to visit because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In the clip, Amy tells her daughter: "I haven't given up yet. I've got to accept the fact that I know I'm going to deteriorate."

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