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Aren’t We Missing Something (Like the Living Donors?)

In this abstract, about two parents having their kidney and liver lobe harvested for their children, it speaks of both recipients’ ‘normal’ liver and kidney function. You know what it doesn’t say? How the living organ DONORS are faring at 18 months and 33 months post-surgery.

I mean, I’m assuming neither of the donors are dead, or in a coma or some other seriously debilitated state. But then again, considering the world’s dismal state of living donor follow-up, one never knows.

Still, it seems an awfully large oversight considering their conclusion is that the transplant industry should should consider using living people (especially parents) as spare organ incubators.

 

 

Mor E, Nesher E, Ben-Ari Z, Weissman I, Shaharabani E, Eizner S, Solomonov E, Rahamimov R, & Braun M (2013). Sequential liver and kidney transplantation from a single living donor in two young adults with primary hyperoxaluria type-1. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society PMID: 23526660

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