Domino Liver Transplant: A Series Of Miracles

Domino Liver Transplant: A Series Of Miracles


One of two patients in a "domino" liver transplant speaks about his experience. Robert Massie describes the transplant as a "series of miracles." A transplant eliminated his hemophilia and the cirrosis of his liver. Background Info Transplant surgeons at Emory University Hospital are the first in the state of Georgia to perform a very rare domino liver transplant procedure. In effect, the procedure is saving two lives and curing one rare disease (Maple Syrup Urine Disease - MSUD) in a 24-year-old patient, and dramatically improving the quality of life in the other patient, who has suffered a lifetime battle with hemophilia, and more recently hepatitis C. Related Links Emory University Hospital Performs Georgia's First Domino Liver Transplant New tool in the fight for scarce donor organs Liver Transplant Program at Emory

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