In a tragic incident, a 34-year old American died in a Colorado hospital just four days after donating a part of his liver to his elder brother who was suffering from an incurable liver disease. Ryan Arnold agreed to donate a part of his liver tissue after the doctors revealed that his brother, Chad Arnold, needed a live donor as soon as possible in order to prevent further deterioration of his liver. However just two days after the surgery, Ryan was rushed to the Colorado hospital after suffering from a heart attack and though the doctors managed to resuscitate and place him on life support, scans revealed that he had lost all of his brain activity and died two days later. An emotional Chad revealed that though he will take some time to recover completely from his surgery, he wants to spread Ryan's story to as many people as he can. The 34-year old has set up an education fund for Ryan's three children and revealed that more and more people are donating to the cause with the fund having already grown to $17,000. Source: Medindia << Personality Types are Similar in Male and Female Domestic V... Study Says Mental Illness Among College Students on the Ris... >> Recommended Reading Kidney Transplantation Since the early times, the novel idea of transplanting tissues and other body parts from one organism to the other has captured the imagination of successive generations. READ MORE Stem Cells - Cord Blood Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about Cord Blood READ MORE Stem Cells - Fundamentals Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about Stem Cells READ MORE Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Current Treatments for Liver Cancer (also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma) can result in complete cure of the disease if it is detected early. READ MORE Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is a rapidly growing health problem in India. READ MORE Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is the most benign of the hepatitis viruses and usually has no long term side effects. Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. READ MORE Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? The risk of dying as a result of a living donor liver segment removal is between 0.2-2.0%. The risk of morbidity is anywhere between 1.3% (in highly experienced centers) to 60%. READ MORE Milk Thistle Milk Thistle is a resourceful natural plant which has many medicinal benefits. In herbal medication milk thistle is used in cases of liver diseases. READ MORE Wilson's Disease This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Daily Calorie Requirements How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Hearing Loss Calculator More News on: Hepatitis ALiverWilson's DiseaseMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?