A 46-year-old member asked:
how long would i have to wait to donate part of my liver to a family member?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Stuart Flechner answered
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
Dr. Addagada Rao answered
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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