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How do livers become available for use in a transplant?
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree
In brief: Continued
They are used for transplant.

In brief: Continued
They are used for transplant.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree
In brief: Caring people
Livers become available if a person or their family decides to donate them. A piece of the liver can be used if the donor is alive.
They undergo an involved operation to remove half of their liver to give to someone. In a deceased donor transplant, organs are removed immediately after death. The donor or their family has made a decision to offer these gifts and if the organs are healthy...

In brief: Caring people
Livers become available if a person or their family decides to donate them. A piece of the liver can be used if the donor is alive.
They undergo an involved operation to remove half of their liver to give to someone. In a deceased donor transplant, organs are removed immediately after death. The donor or their family has made a decision to offer these gifts and if the organs are healthy...
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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In brief: Liver transplant
The majority come from deceased organ donors who donate them. It is also possible to take a portion of the liver from a living donor for tranplantation.

In brief: Liver transplant
The majority come from deceased organ donors who donate them. It is also possible to take a portion of the liver from a living donor for tranplantation.
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
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