A 54-year-old member asked:
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What are the advantages of using a living-donor liver transplant?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience in Transplant Surgery
Timing: You know when you will get you transplant. Also the longer you wait for a deceased donor the sicker you may get. There are more biliary system complications with a living donor though, .
Answered on Aug 22, 2018
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