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How does the average person live after having a liver transplantation?

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Half working 10 yrs: There are many factors that affect the longevity after a liver transplant including the recipient age and health of other organ systems such as the heart and blood vessels, diabetes, other cancers, etc. About half of the livers transplanted are working at 10 years.

Answered 2/2/2017

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Dr. Creighton Wright answered

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Not average!: 80% 3-5 years is what I have seem.

Answered 3/27/2013

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