Men Make Better Liver Donors Than Women

November 01, 2010

By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

BOSTON -- Men may be higher-quality liver donors than women, potentially a result of differences in life expectancy and causes of death, researchers said here. 

Males receiving an organ from females were at an increased risk of graft failure, Norah Terrault, MD, MPH, of the University of California San Francisco, and colleagues reported at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases meeting here.