A 44-year-old kidney patient who died of cerebral haemorrhage gave a new lease on life to a 54-year-old suffering from liver cirrhosis.

National Health System (ESY) Director and transplant surgeon Dimitris Gakis told ANA-MPA that the surgery is considered as rare because the liver graft came from a kidney patient. This is the first time such an operation is performed in Greece and only a few of them have been performed worldwide.

The transplant was performed last Saturday at the Transplantation Clinic of Thessaloniki’s Ippokrateion Hospital and the patient has already been moved from the intensive care unit to a regular hospital room.