KSHB: Saint Luke's doctors perform hospital's first split-liver transplant
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City completed its first split-liver transplant in June, changing the lives of two people due to the organ donor’s generosity and the capabilities of two local surgeons, Dr. Lee Cummings and Dr. Jameson Forster.
Spilt-liver transplants account for just 1% of all adult liver transplants – of which there are roughly 80 to 100 operations annually – and 15% of all pediatric transplants, which accounts for about 100 to 110 operations annually.
Brock Griffin, 37, was one of the recipients and he talks about his transplant journey with KSHB.
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