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(Gizmodo)   New machine gives Farkers' livers the chance to experience sobriety, up to a week's vacation   (gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Liver, human liver, new system, new perfusion machine, Red blood cell, unsuitable donor liver, ex vivo, Liver disease  
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781 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Jan 2020 at 7:55 PM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-01-14 2:52:02 AM  
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wax_on: I think the liver is the only human organ that can regrow. An ex girlfriend of mine donated part of her liver to her dad who was a hemophiliac and had hep c. If I remember correctly it cured him of both and they both still had whole livers.


It'll get back to roughly the same mass and function, but not stuff like the same shape. So if you donate more than once, you'll end up with a misshapen liver which can impact function.
 
2020-01-14 1:45:16 AM  
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I think the liver is the only human organ that can regrow. An ex girlfriend of mine donated part of her liver to her dad who was a hemophiliac and had hep c. If I remember correctly it cured him of both and they both still had whole livers.
 
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