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By donating a part of her liver, one woman gave someone else the gift of better health. Both transplant participants are still thriving after two decades.

When Walter Cervantes learned he needed a new liver in 2002, the last person he wanted to ask was his close friend Rosie Lewis. Back then, living liver donation—in which a healthy person gives a portion of their liver to a patient in need—was a new concept. This year, they celebrated the procedure’s 20th anniversary.

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Keck Medicine of USC treatment plan significantly reduces hospitalizations and deaths of liver and kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19

During the peak of the COVID-19 surge in Los Angeles, Keck Medicine of USC physicians implemented a new protocol to monitor and manage the care of liver and kidney transplant recipients who developed COVID-19, including monoclonal antibody therapy for eligible patients. Now, a new study shows that as a result of these efforts, the number…

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