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What is a living donor liver transplant?

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Living donor liver transplants are an option for some people with end-stage liver disease. It involves removing a segment of liver from a healthy living donor -- who may be a blood relative, spouse, friend or even unrelated "Good Samaritan" -- and putting it into you. Both the donor and recipient liver segments will grow to normal size in a few weeks.

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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