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Recipient of Japan's 1st domino transplant dies.

KYOTO, Nov. 6 Kyodo A woman in her late teens who received part of a liver in Japan's first multiple liver transplant operation in July died Friday of multiple organ failure at the Kyoto University Hospital, doctors said.

The woman, a native of Kagawa Prefecture, died at 8:45 p.m. of complications arising from blood poisoning, the doctors said.

Suffering from bile duct stenosis, she received part of a liver using the "domino" transplant procedure from a man who suffered from a slowly progressive disease because her chances of receiving an immediate transplant of a healthy liver were slim.

The woman had been put second on a waiting list for livers from brain-dead donors. She had been diagnosed as having a maximum of six months to live without an immediate transplant.
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