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Transplants from live patients scrutinised after donor's death

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7340.754/a (Published 30 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:754
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. Nebraska

    Liver transplants from live donors are under increased scrutiny in the United States after the death of a previously healthy 57 year old man who donated a portion of his liver to save an ailing brother from fatal liver failure.

    The man, Michael Hurewitz, a former reporter on the New York Post and the Times Union of Albany, volunteered to have a portion of his liver removed and transplanted into his brother, 54 year old Adam Hurewitz, a doctor. The operation and postoperative care were performed …

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