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A 23-year-old male asked:

My father just got put on liver transplant list i am his biological son can i donate to him?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Genetics: This is not a simple question. There are several important tests that the transplant team will test on you to see if you are indeed a match. It is much more complex than just being his son.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not a good idea: With kidneys you have two and one could be donated. With an adult in liver failure, they need a whole one.You only have one and you need it.. Sometimes a parent will donate a partial liver to a kid, but it is unlikely this could help in your situation.

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