Domino Approach Doubles the Impact of One Liver Donation
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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