Vanderbilt University Medical Center launches living donor transplant program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the launch of a living liver donor transplant program that will allow patients’ relatives to donate liver grafts, according to a press release.“A live donor liver transplant is one way to address the shortage of critically needed organs,” Sophoclis Alexopoulos, MD, chief of liver transplantation at the center, said in the release. “The reason why we perform a liver transplant is to save a life. You’re taking somebody who has end-stage liver disease and you’re giving them a healthy portion of liver, and many ofRead More

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