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What is a deceased donor liver transplant?

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In deceased donor liver transplants, the donor may be a victim of an accident or head injury. Their heart is still beating, but their brain has stopped working so they're considered legally dead. The donor is usually in an intensive-care unit, and life support is withdrawn in the operating room during the transplant.

From: Liver Transplantation WebMD Medical Reference

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The American Liver Foundation. 

Sotiropoulos GC. 2009; 87(11): 1672-1680. Transplantation,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2018

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The American Liver Foundation. 

Sotiropoulos GC. 2009; 87(11): 1672-1680. Transplantation,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2018

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