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If a person who had received a liver donation in the past dies, can that liver be then donated to another person?

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In brief: Probably Not

While theoretically possible, the transplanted liver usually becomes so scarred into the recipient that it is technically not feasible to retransplant the organ into a second recipient.

In brief: Probably Not

While theoretically possible, the transplanted liver usually becomes so scarred into the recipient that it is technically not feasible to retransplant the organ into a second recipient.
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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In brief: Generally Not

There have been cases of immediate death at the time of transplant surgery where the organs were used in another individual, but that is an extremely unusual event.

In brief: Generally Not

There have been cases of immediate death at the time of transplant surgery where the organs were used in another individual, but that is an extremely unusual event.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Yes

This is more likely to happen if a patient dies relatively soon after transplant.
But the variability in post-surgical scarring is tremendous, so even those who have been liver recipients for a long time should not give up on donation.

In brief: Yes

This is more likely to happen if a patient dies relatively soon after transplant.
But the variability in post-surgical scarring is tremendous, so even those who have been liver recipients for a long time should not give up on donation.
Dr. George Loss
Dr. George Loss
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