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27/11/1989 The first successful living liver transplant

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The First Living-Donor Liver Transplant 20 Years Later

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Dr. Christoph Broelsch on the First Living-Donor Liver Transplant

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Dr. Christoph Broelsch on the Future of Living-Donor Liver Transplants

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Advances in Liver Transplant Surgery

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Is it easy to find a liver transplantation donor?

The first report of successful LDLT was by Dr. Christoph Broelsch at the University of Chicago Medical Center, when two-year-old Alyssa Smith received a portion of her mother's liver. Surgeons eventually realized that adult-to-adult LDLT was also possible, and now the practice is common in a few reputable medical institutes.