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Liver Transplants Return at UMC

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A local woman receives a gift that saves her life.

Its all thanks to a liver transplant program that has been brought back to UMC after 22 years.

The last liver transplant that took place at UMC was more than 20 years ago, in 1991.

The program's renewal means Mississippians will be able to stay closer to home before, during, and after a transplant.

That could possibly save on financial costs, emotional costs, even physical costs.

Karen Battle entered UMC two weeks ago with an infection, only to find out days later she'd need a new liver.

Fortunately for her, the University of Mississippi Medical Center resumed a program that had been inactive for the past two decades...it would saved her life.

Doctors hope to help more patients like Battle, who couldn't previously get a liver transplant at UMC.

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