A 29-year-old member asked:
my husband has cirrosis of the liver due to hepc, if he needed a transplant could i give him half of my liver since it regenerates, if we are a match?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Wow..that is love: I commend you for being so thoughtful and generous. Partial-liver donation can be done and often donors do quite well with few serious complications. Is it good or adequate for the recipient is another story and so i would suggest talking to your and his docs to discuss all the pros/cons of doing so. We need more kind people like you in this crazy world. Good luck.
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Transplant Surgery 35 years experience
Yes, but...: Be very careful with choosing the transplant center to have these operations. The donor operation is risky with a steep learning curve. Complication rates (both major and minor complications) for donors run somewhere between 40-50%. If you are not close to an experienced live-donor liver transplant center, you may be much better off staying with deceased donor liver transplant.
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Last updated Jun 17, 2014
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