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The liver is the largest organ in the human body. It has many important functions, including helping with digestion and storing vitamins, proteins and glucose. There are many illnesses and diseases that can cause serious damage to the liver. The most common ones are the hepatitis C virus and alcohol abuse. These are also the most common reasons why people undergo liver transplantation, such as liver cancer. Living donor liver transplantation can be performed on anyone with end-stage liver disease regardless of the original cause of their disease.