Liver Transplants and Live Donors with Alan Hemming - Health Matters

Liver Transplants and Live Donors with Alan Hemming - Health Matters

First Aired: 6/15/2017

Length: 27 minutes


Why the need for live liver donors is increasing.
 
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In the US, more than 15,000 people are waiting for a liver donation. In California, one in four listed for liver transplant will die before an organ becomes available. What is causing this shortage of liver donations and what is being done to help? Alan W. Hemming, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, discusses the innovative technique of living donor transplants that is changing the odds for many patients.
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