Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 22nd, 2002
With the growing number of cases of end-stage liver disease caused by increasing rates of viral hepatitis, alcohol abuse, autoimmune illness, and other factors, there is a desperate need for transplantable donor livers. As a result, doctors have turned to alternative sources for donated livers that would have never been considered in earlier times. One of those sources is donors who die because of methanol intoxication.
Despite the fact that methanol invades a majority of the...
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