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In todays fast-paced world where technology rules the medical profession is also advancing In 1991 2900 liver transplants were performed in the United States while there were 30000 canidates for the procedure in the United States alone Heffron T G 1993 Due to shortages of available organs for donationtransplantation specifically livers once again science has come to the rescue Although the procedure is fairly new in the United States the concept of living organ donation is fast growing Living related liver transplantion was first proposed as a theoretical entity in 1969 but it was not until almost twenty years later that the procedure became a clinical reality Heffron T G 1993 Living related liver transplants have mainly been performed in the United States and Japan until recently In 1991 Europe began trying to institute the procedure The first transplant of this type took place in 1989 Broelsch C E Burdelski M Rogiers X Gundlach M Knoefel W T Langwieler T Fischer L Latta A Hellwege H Schulte F Schmiegel W Sterneck M Greten H Kuechler T Krupski G Loeliger D Kuehnl P Pothmann W Schulte Am Esch J 1994 This concept still has many areas that have not yet been explored in depth and there are sensitive issues involved that need to be addressed Live organ donation came about as a means to solve the problem of the absence of a donor Many people die every year while waiting for a donor organ and many others suffer because of complications linked to finding a suitable donor Before live organ donation most available organs were harvestedtransplanted from cadavers This procedure has problems of its own Complications include a suitable match b legalities c family not wanting to donate organs and d time With live organ donation a suitable match should be easier to obtain and time should be able to be controlled to some extent With live organ donor
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