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Liver transplants rising among young adults

The Transplant Center at Presbyterian/St. Luke's is seeing a rise in liver disease and unprecedented demand for transplants, especially among adults under 40.

January 22, 2024
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"One other change I’ve seen is that years ago, we used to see mainly older people with alcoholic liver disease, and now we are seeing a lot of younger people in their 20s and 30s, especially since the pandemic," said Dr. Thomas Heffron, Surgical Director of the Transplant Center at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital.

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Published:
January 22, 2024
Location:
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

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