Posts Tagged ‘living donor’

The Ethics of Living-Donor Liver Transplantation: A Risky Business

A Risky Business By John Lake, MD Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Director, Liver Transplantation Program, University of Minnesota Medical Center, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis In the U.S., there are currently more solid organ transplants performed using live donors than deceased donors (1). This trend represents the rapid…

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Adult-to-Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Adult-to-Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Emmet B. Keeffe, M.D. Stanford University Medical Center Stanford, California Liver transplantation is the accepted treatment for most acute and chronic liver diseases resulting in liver failure; however, the scarcity of cadaveric donors has become an insurmountable problem limiting the application of liver transplantation (1). To increase the donor supply,…

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