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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to donate a liver to someone older than me?

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Dr. Willscott Naugler
Hepatology 27 years experience
Yes: A lot of things have to fit into place--you have to be doing it for the right reasons, but of similar blood type, and be healthy yourself. In addition, the person to whom you're donating has to (1) need, and (2) be able to tolerate a liver transplant.
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Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 55 years experience
Tissue match: Possible but what would donner do so rejection is more than acceptencemostly from dead person may not match.
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