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First liver transplant donor dies
AFAR
5/5/2003

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On Sunday, a woman died after undergoing transplant surgery to remove part of her liver earlier in the year. She is the first of more than 2,000 such transplant donors to die after the first liver transplant was performed more than 10 years ago.

According to Kyoto University Hospital, this woman, in her 40ís, passed away due to multiple organ failure after spending months in a coma. She had given part of her liver to her young daughter, who suffers from biliary atresia. Upon examination, it was found that this woman had nonalcoholic steat ohepatitis in her intact liver.

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