What is the average life expectancy after a liver transplant?
How many times can your liver grow back?
Can a living person donate a liver?
How serious is a liver transplant?
Some facts about liver transplant are as follows:
. A liver transplant is needed when the liver fails, usually because of long term disease.
. The number of liver transplants has been steadily increasing for more than 15 years.
. The liver is the second most commonly transplanted major organ, after the kidney.
. Cirrhosis is the most common reason for liver transplant
. Donated livers can come from either diseased donors or living donors.
. The five year survival rate of liver transplant patients is over 75%.
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