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How is it possible to do a living donor liver transplant?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Years of practice

People can live with one kidney.
Removing one to give to someone else allows for the donor to continue a normal life while the recipient is off dialysis. In liver transplant, a person can lose up to 60 percent of their liver (as long as the blood vessels are preserved and the liver is healthy) and survive. Over 6 to 9 months the liver enlarges back to a functional volume.

In brief: Years of practice

People can live with one kidney.
Removing one to give to someone else allows for the donor to continue a normal life while the recipient is off dialysis. In liver transplant, a person can lose up to 60 percent of their liver (as long as the blood vessels are preserved and the liver is healthy) and survive. Over 6 to 9 months the liver enlarges back to a functional volume.
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