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?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killiananswered
General Practice 30 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.
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 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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Last updated Jul 12, 2013
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