Can someone make a living donation of an intestine?

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It is very unusual, but there have been cases involving the live donation of a portion of the intestine.

Here's a closer look at the statistics for intestine transplants:

  • The number of people added to the intestine transplant list from July 2006 to June 2007: 299
  • The total number of people on the waiting list for an intestine as of June 2007: 231
  • The number of intestine transplants resulting from deceased donors from July 2006 to June 2007): 180
  • The mortality rate while awaiting an intestine: 22 percent

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