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What is paired donation liver transplants?

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This is when you want to donate a part of your liver to someone you know, but your organ isn’t a good match. Your doctor may connect you with two other people in the same situation. Then you basically make a swap: you donate a piece of your liver to another person whose blood type matches yours, and that person’s intended donor gives their liver to your original recipient with the same blood type.

From: Types of Living-Donor Liver Transplants WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Allegheny Health Network: "Transplant Surgery Living Donor Facts."

Columbia University Medical Center: "Living Donor Liver Transplantation FAQs."

Jefferson Health: "Domino Liver Transplant."

Mayo Clinic: "Amyloidosis Definition," "Liver Transplant."

UC Davis Health System: "Matching and Compatibility."

UNOS Transplant Living: "Non-Related," "Paired Donation," "Related."

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: "Living Non-Directed Organ Donation.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Allegheny Health Network: "Transplant Surgery Living Donor Facts."

Columbia University Medical Center: "Living Donor Liver Transplantation FAQs."

Jefferson Health: "Domino Liver Transplant."

Mayo Clinic: "Amyloidosis Definition," "Liver Transplant."

UC Davis Health System: "Matching and Compatibility."

UNOS Transplant Living: "Non-Related," "Paired Donation," "Related."

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: "Living Non-Directed Organ Donation.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 17, 2018

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