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Are liver donations from a living donor more likely to succeed?

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The odds of success are higher if your liver donation comes from a living donor, partly because the donated liver comes from someone who is healthy. Your odds of success are also higher because the liver gets transplanted within minutes of being removed from the donor, rather than hours later.

From: What Is Living Liver Donation? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of California, San Francisco: "Liver Transplant."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Living Donor Liver Transplant."

Columbia University Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation: "Living Donor Living Transplantation FAQs."

American Transplant Foundation: "Living Liver Donation."

Cleveland Clinic: "Treatments and Procedures -- Liver Transplantation."

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine: "Live Donor Liver Transplant."

Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center: "What You Need to Know About Adult Living Donor

Liver Transplantation -- A Patient Guide."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Liver Transplant."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Living Liver Donation Surgery."

Johns Hopkins Medicine Comprehensive Transplant Center: "Living Donor Liver Surgery."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 17, 2018

SOURCES:

University of California, San Francisco: "Liver Transplant."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Living Donor Liver Transplant."

Columbia University Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation: "Living Donor Living Transplantation FAQs."

American Transplant Foundation: "Living Liver Donation."

Cleveland Clinic: "Treatments and Procedures -- Liver Transplantation."

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine: "Live Donor Liver Transplant."

Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center: "What You Need to Know About Adult Living Donor

Liver Transplantation -- A Patient Guide."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Liver Transplant."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Living Liver Donation Surgery."

Johns Hopkins Medicine Comprehensive Transplant Center: "Living Donor Liver Surgery."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 17, 2018

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