Liver Transplant And Hemophilia: Never Expected A Cure

Liver Transplant And Hemophilia: Never Expected A Cure


Robert Massie, one of two patients in a "domino" liver transplant speaks about his experience. Massie never expected a cure for his hemophilia; it was something he expected to had dealt with his whole life and expected to keep living with. Massie was born with a rare form of hemophilia, which eventually was able to be treated by new blood products, but then imperfect blood screening left him with Hepatitis C, which destroyed his liver. 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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