Ever since the first death of a liver donor in 2001, transplants have been suppressed. However, a new study shows that the long-term quality of life of a donor, on average, is better than that of the average American. 

Dr. Srinath Chinnakotla studied 176 people who underwent liver donation since 1997 and found that quality of life did not decrease among those who donated compared to people who had not. “The major reason why the donation rates are low,” he told the Star Tribune, “is that people are concerned about the complication rate and the long-term outcome rate.”

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