Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 22nd, 2000
His request: to donate part of his liver to anyone who needed it.
A doctor at the University of Southern California Hospital took him up on the offer and on May 12, transplant and organ donation experts say the Atlanta, Georgia, man became the first person they know of to offer a section of his liver without knowing who the recipient will be.
The idea came to Bludworth, 33, last summer after he read a newspaper article about live-donor transplants. Doctors were saving lives by using a piece of liver from a living person...
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