Women outlive men after liver transplants

Female liver transplant recipients survive an average of eight years longer than male recipients, UK researchers have found.

Data on 2,702 people who had a transplant between 1985 and 2003 showed that after surgery life expectancy was 26 years for women and 18 for men. However, those who underwent surgery because of hepatitis C, cirrhosis or cancer had the greatest loss of life years (Gut Online). Pictured is a coloured scanning electron micrograph of a resin cast of blood vessels in liver tissue. 

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