A 48-year-old member asked:
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Could a live-donor liver transplant happen for someone with acute liver failure?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes: It can definitely happen, although it also depends on whether your hospital offers this service.
Answered on Aug 31, 2015

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