Selection of donors for living donor liver transplantation

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Key points

1. The donor evaluation is performed in three staged phases to disqualify inappropriate candidates as early as possible in the process.

2. Approximately half the potential transplant recipients are unable to identify a suitable donor for evaluation.

3. Approximately half the individuals evaluated for living donation are found suitable.

4. The donor pool in many parts of the country is significantly limited by the high prevalence of obesity.

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