A 42-year-old member asked:
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How does a liver transplant work if the donor is still alive?

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Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Just need a portion: Living related liver transplant is considered routine at some select transplant centers. It is an excellent option to address end stage liver failure. Call your local transplant support group(s) and discuss your specific concerns with your txp center - a referral can be make to a different facility if necessary.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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