Video: live liver transplant

Noam Tamir, a patient at the Royal Free Hospital, was in the late stages of liver failure and needed a transplant in order to survive. However his rare blood group meant that the chance of Noam receiving a liver through deceased donation would be slim, so his son Jonny offered to step in and donated more than 60% of his liver in order to save his dad’s life.

This film follows Noam, Jonny and the operating team led by Professor Max Malago at the Royal Free Hospital who performed the live liver transplantation.

Thanks to the regenerating qualities of the liver, both father and son will have a full-size liver just two weeks after the operation.

Video courtesy of the Guardian.