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Hepatol Int. 2017 Mar;11(2):148-151. doi: 10.1007/s12072-016-9780-z. Epub 2017 Jan 17.

Living donor liver transplant (LDLT) is the way forward in Asia.

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1
Institute of Liver Disease and Transplantation, Global Health City, Chennai, India. Mohamed.rela@gmail.com.
2
National Foundation for Liver Research, Chennai, India.

Abstract

Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is currently the commonest form of liver transplantation in Asia. Efforts to improve the number of deceased donor liver transplantation have not been uniformly successful. We believe that THE unique combination of demographic, social, economic and political factors that exist in Asia will ensure that LDLT will continue to remain the predominant form of liver transplantation. While efforts to increase deceased donation rates should continue and intensify, progress in LDLT should also be supported and encouraged, as it will be the main workhorse of liver transplantation in Asia in the near and medium-term future.

KEYWORDS:

Asia; Deceased donor liver transplantation; International liver transplants; Living donor liver transplantation

PMID:
28097531
DOI:
10.1007/s12072-016-9780-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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