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How many years of life does the donor sacrifice in a partial liver transplant?

How many years of life does the donor sacrifice in a partial liver transplant?

None: There should be no change in the partial liver donor's life expectancy. The remaining liver will be sufficient to allow for a full normal life. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can you be a live liver transplant donor?

Can you  be a live liver transplant donor?

Yes: Adults can donate the left half of their liver to children and sometimes the right half of their liver to adults. ...Read more

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What happens to donor after liver transplant?

Depends: Deceased donors are buried or cremated. Living liver donors go on, and a significant amount of removed liver will regenerate from the remaining liver. ...Read more

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How does a liver transplant work if the donor is still alive?

How does  a liver transplant work if the donor is still alive?

Just need a portion: Living related liver transplant is considered routine at some select transplant centers. It is an excellent option to address end stage liver failure. Call your local transplant support group(s) and discuss your specific concerns with your txp center - a referral can be make to a different facility if necessary. ...Read more

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What is a living-donor liver transplantation?

What is a living-donor liver transplantation?

Using part of liver: Similar to removal of a portion of the liver because it contains a tumor or other type of disease, living donor liver transplantation depends on the use of a portion of the donor's liver. The donor is left with enough liver to remain healthy. The recipient gets the part that is removed. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of using a living-donor liver transplant?

What are the advantages of using a  living-donor liver transplant?

Timing: You know when you will get you transplant. Also the longer you wait for a deceased donor the sicker you may get. There are more biliary system complications with a living donor though, . ...Read more

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Will I be told about the organ donor before my liver transplant?

Yes: You have the right to know any pertinent medical information about your potential donor. Of you are not told you should ask and you always have the right to refuse an organ without losing your place on the list. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a living donor liver transplant?

Can you tell me about a living donor liver transplant?

Liver transplant : you should speak with a transplant surgeon, it means that if your blood type and antibodies are nearly a match to your donor, they usually take half or more of your liver. Good news most of it can grow back! ...Read more

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Is there anywhere in the usa that does living donor liver transplant? Me and my family are being told no.

Is there anywhere in the usa that does living donor liver transplant?  Me and my family are being told no.

Pittsburgh: I would look into the starzl transpalnt institute at upmc. Drs. Marsh and humar have been doing them for many years. In florida you may want to look into the miami program. ...Read more

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What happens in a living donor liver transplantation?

What happens in a  living donor liver transplantation?

The donor gives part: And keeps the rest, enough to live on. The liver that remains regenerates almost to 100% of original size and function. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Liver Transplant (Definition)

A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that has both a donor and a recipient. The donor has part (if living) or the entire liver removed, and this is transplanted to the recipient. Liver transplantation is a life saving procedure and is performed when the recipient's liver is failing, or has developed a localized cancer that cannot be removed ...Read more