First of all, donation should be based on voluntary will and the donor should be healthy. A donor candidate should be fully informed about benefits and adverse effects to the donor and recipient after transplantation and the expected prognosis of the recipient. Japanese transplant law requires confirmation of voluntary will, fully consented form, and full understanding of the risks and benefits to the donor, and a psychologist should confirm it. A donor is chosen from relatives including spouses. Emotional relatives should be strictly assessed by ethical committees to avoid organ trade.
KeywordsLiver Transplantation Human Leukocyte Antigen Middle Hepatic Vein Remnant Liver Volume Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy
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