Czech doctors undertake first-ever liver transplant from living donor to adult

Doctors at the Prague Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM) have successfully transplanted the liver of a living donor to an adult recipient for the first time ever. The patient was a forty-five year old woman who received half of her sister’s liver. The surgery took place on February 2 and both have now been released from hospital and are said to be recovering well. Until now doctors had only conducted liver transplants in children.