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Facts About Liver Transplants

Facts About Liver Transplant Risks

For someone with a diseased liver, transplant surgery is often the last hope for survival. However, having such a major surgery, especially when the person is already sick, can be dangerous, and not every liver recipient survives. About 1 out of 10 recipients will die within several months of the transplant operation. This is true for both living-donor and deceased-donor transplants.
 
It's important to be aware of these facts about liver transplants as you think about becoming a liver donor.
 
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