Transplants from live patients scrutinised after donor's deathBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7340.754/a (Published 30 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:754
- Deborah Josefson
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 …