Sunday, August 8, 2010

Did you know...

Living donor liver transplantation has two major advantages over deceased-donor transplantation. First, there is an improved survival rate for the adult transplant recipients who received living-donor livers over deceased-donor livers. Please see charts below. Secondly, the wait for transplantation can be greatly reduced.
One Year Liver Transplant Survival Rate (1/1/06 – 12/31/09)

Recipient Survival with Deceased-Donor liver – 86.5%
Recipient Survival with Living-Donor liver - 96.1%
Three Year Liver Transplant Survival Rate (7/1/04 – 12/31/06)

Patient Survival with Deceased-Donor liver - 73.3%
Patient Survival with Living-Donor liver - 91.6%

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