First US liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

November 27, 2014 2:45 PM

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First US liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

Nov. 25: Alyssa Riggan, who was the first in the United States to successfully receive a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, poses with her husband, Benjamin, in their home in Severn, Md. (AP)

Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.

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