Recipient of Japan's 1st domino transplant dies.
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.