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Living Liver Donation - Brandon and Brooke's Story

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Posted 6/26/2014

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Brooke Encinger had been living with liver failure for most of her adult life. When the time came for a transplant, it was her brother, Brandon, who stepped up and offered to become her donor. This video shows how the bond between brother and sister was only made stronger by this selfless act. The surgeons involved in the transplant also explain how the procedure works, and why The Nebraska Medical Center continues to be one of the premier medical centers in the world for liver transplantation. Since its inception in 1985, The Nebraska Medical Center's Liver Failure and Transplant Program has earned international recognition, a worldwide referral base and Medicare designation. The Nebraska Medical Center is home to one of the most reputable and well-known organ transplant programs in the country. Through our dedicated efforts in education, research and clinical medicine, we have helped shape the field of transplantation. The world-class reputation of our programs and physicians attracts patients from across the country and around the world. The Liver Transplant Program provides comprehensive care for adult and pediatric patients with liver disease. We have become widely recognized as one of the premier liver transplantation centers in the country and offer expertise in living-related, reduced-size and auxiliary liver transplants. Numerous physicians and medical professionals work together to ensure patients receive the most comprehensive and innovative treatments possible. Our multidisciplinary transplant team includes transplant surgeons, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, nursing staff, clinical nurse coordinators, social workers, child life specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, pharmacologists, financial counselors, pastoral services, patient relations coordinators and others dedicated to providing extraordinary care to patients and their families.