The Canadian Press

2015-02-12 | Liver Transplant

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Doctors in Toronto say a three-year-girl and her father are recovering well after liver transplant surgery earlier this week. Michael Wagner gave part of his liver to Phuoc (FOO'-awk) -- one of his twin daughters who have a genetic disorder called Alagille syndrome. The other girl Binh also needs a transplant. Gary Levy, who runs the liver donor program at the Toronto General Hospital, says they hope to define several possible donor candidates within the next seven to 14 days. (Donors can give up to 70 per cent of their liver, which will regrow to its full size, but a living donor can only donate once. The family left it up to doctors to decide which girl should get the transplant from her father -- saying it was too hard to make the choice themselves.)

Date: 2015-02-12
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << of the timing of the recipient this next procedure black to be determined based on medical need I think having a meeting this morning we anticipated will occur within the next month or maybe earlier >>


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