UW Medicine | Newsroom | December 31, 2020
UW Medicine team performs first-in-Pacific Northwest living-donor liver transplant for metastatic colorectal cancer.
A Washington state woman is recovering after a landmark organ transplant that she hopes will end her nearly decade-long bout with cancer. Kris Anderson, 51, of Redmond, received a lobe of liver from her daughter Lauren, 26, on Dec. 8. It was the Pacific Northwest’s first living-donor liver transplant for metastatic colorectal cancer.
Kris Anderson was discharged from UW Medical Center on Dec. 14, two days after Lauren. Both are recovering well at the family’s home, and both their livers will grow back to approximately 90% of original size in three months. MORE
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