A 37-year-old member asked:
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can you be a live liver transplant donor?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
20 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: Adults can donate the left half of their liver to children and sometimes the right half of their liver to adults.
Answered on Jan 13, 2016
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Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Yes: There are a number of centers around the country that do this. However, it is complex surgery that should only be done by surgeons with specialized training and skills in this area.
Answered on Jun 17, 2012
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Get worked up...And save a life !
Answered on Oct 1, 2015

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Dr. Richard Orr
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Minor postop pain: Usually well selected donors (i am assuming you mean living donors) have few complications. The amount of liver removed typically regrows and the per ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
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Just need a portion: Living related liver transplant is considered routine at some select transplant centers. It is an excellent option to address end stage liver failure. ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Welker
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The donor gives part: And keeps the rest, enough to live on. The liver that remains regenerates almost to 100% of original size and function.
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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Timing: You know when you will get you transplant. Also the longer you wait for a deceased donor the sicker you may get. There are more biliary system compl ... Read More
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