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Man Dies After Donating Liver to Brother

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A South Dakota man who donated part of his liver to his brother has died, temporarily halting live donor liver transplants at The University of Colorado Hospital.

Thirty-four-year-old Ryan Arnold of Watertown died Aug. 2, four days after the surgery.

He underwent the surgery to help his brother Chad, who lives in suburban Denver.

Chad Arnold told Denver's KDVR-TV before the surgery that the surgery was his only chance of beating an incurable liver disease known as PSC.

The station reported that Ryan Arnold went into cardiac arrest two days after the surgery and then fell into a coma.


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