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Donor BMI greater than 30 is not a contraindication for live liver donation

from American Journal of Transplantation (login required)

From Oct. 3: The increased prevalence of obesity worldwide threatens the pool of living liver donors. Although the negative effects of graft steatosis on liver donation and transplantation are well known, the impact of obesity in the absence of hepatic steatosis on outcome of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is unknown. Consequently, we compared the outcome of LDLT using donors with BMI less than 30 versus donors with BMI greater than or equal to 30. more

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