A Different Kind of Donor: Two Lives Saved, None Lost


My sister didn't want me to be in harm's way, but I didn't want her to have to wait. I wanted to help her.

-Christine Webb, living donor, Stanford Hospital & Clinics liver transplant program

Every step of liver transplant has been developed at Stanford to be protective of the donor and recipient. That includes post-transplant care. Lattin sees her Stanford care team for regular check-ups.

Judith Lattin's life had become a very dark landscape. What she thought was a simple case of stress-induced intestinal trouble in her 20s had been the beginning of the end of her liver.

I saved my sister but I also saved the person who will now get the deceased donor liver she won't need.

-Christine Webb, living donor, Stanford Hospital & Clinics liver transplant program

Daily walks in her neighborhood are now a way of life for Lattin. "I have just so much more of a joy for life. I waited nine years for a transplant and I didn't realize just how much I had declined."

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