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Sixty seconds on . . . long life livers

BMJ 2022; 379 doi: (Published 21 October 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o2541
  1. Mun-Keat Looi
  1. The BMJ

Is this like the lettuce that outlasted Liz Truss?

Much longer than that. Researchers have found that livers used in transplantations can have a very long life—25 were found to have lasted at least 100 years if their lives in donors and recipients were added up. And 14 are still going.

Long live the liver!

Indeed. The researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center said that the longest liver they found had lasted a grand total of 108 years. They looked at data from …

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