The amazing impact of living liver donation.
14,183 People are currently waiting for a liver transplant.
7,496 Deceased-donor liver transplants were performed in 2016.
The liver is an essential organ that filters toxins from the body, in addition to serving hundreds of other functions.
The liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself. Much like potting a cutting of a plant, two livers can regrow from one.
Sources: MayoClinic.org; OPTN.Transplant.HRSA.org.
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