Liver Transplant Program Turns Away Donors

November 10, 2005

I’m curious about the story behind an article in Reuters that discusses an organ donor program turning away donated livers at a huge rate.  The story came to light because they apparently were not doing as many transplants as they should have been in order to continue receiving federal funding.  I know some donors should be refused because of their bad health, but overall, isn’t some liver better than no liver?

Link: Health News Article | Reuters.com.

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One Response to “Liver Transplant Program Turns Away Donors”

  1. replanted2000 Says:

    A bad liver is not always a transplantable liver. Even a fatty liver is not transplantable.
    There are reasons for refusing donors. A person awaiting a liver wants to live; that’s the reason for having a tranplant.

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