A split-liver transplant can save two lives with a single donated liver. Transplant Surgeon Srinath Chinnakotla, MD, is on a mission to make the under-used procedure more common.
In February 22, 2013, Pamela Davies entered the hospital with a failing liver and just days left to live.
Expecting the worst, Davies had already put her affairs in order. She said good-bye to her loved ones, then gave away her clothes, her books and her extensive music record collection.
Less than one week later, the then-45-year-old Minneapolis woman left University of Minnesota Medical Center with two-thirds of a donated liver and a whole new life.