A 46-year-old member asked:
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how long would i have to wait to donate part of my liver to a family member?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Several weeks: You would first have to undergo a thorough medical evaluation to be sure that you were healthy and could safely tolerate the surgery. This would include a history and physical examination, blood tests, and imaging studies of your abdomen. The process could take several weeks.
Answered on Mar 28, 2015
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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
As soon as possible: If you want to donate your liver , speak to the transplantation team, they immediately asses you, you health condition, are you free from contagious diseases including hiv, hepatitis, cancers , when you met all required criteria, explain to you all the risks after suitable tissue cross match, you will be prepared as a donor to take part of your liver for transplanting to your family member.
Answered on Apr 12, 2012

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