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Domino Approach Doubles the Impact of One Liver Donation

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A step forward in tackling the liver donor shortage, a new domino-like procedure helps two patients needing a liver transplant with just one liver donor.

One Donated Liver Saves Two Lives

UCSD performs world’s first domino liver transplant on local men

By Lauren Steussy

Thursday, Sep 22, 2011

For the first time ever, doctors saved two lives with one liver.

A team of UC San Diego doctors successfully completed the procedure on two men by “domino-ing” livers from donor to patient, and then from patient to patient.

Rafael Bolanos, 28, suffered from a metabolic disease called MMA and received a donated liver. In a simultaneous surgery, James O’Gara, 61, received Bolanos’ liver.

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