First Living Liver Donation In A Decade At Baylor A Success

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dana Pack spent so many years feeling bad while dealing with debilitating, energy-draining abdominal pain, that she’d forgotten what it was like to feel good.

Twelve years ago doctors found tumors on Pack’s liver –– too many to count –– and, although benign, they just kept growing.

“Like, I would go to work… and by the time I’d come home, the one tumor that was hanging off the front, it would be protruding like it was trying to bust through my skin,” she remembered.

The Muskogee, Okla., mother of four needed a liver transplant.  But, no family members were a good match.  Pack went on a wait list.  But, the tumors just kept growing.

“And there are other patients like her that may well die on the list if they don’t get an option of a living donor,” says Dr. Goran Klintmalm.

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