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!

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How is it possible to do a living donor liver transplant?

Years of practice. People can live with one kidney. Removing one to give to someone else allows for the donor to continue a normal life while the recipient is off dialysis. In liver transplant, a person can lose up to 60 percent of their liver (as long as the blood vessels are preserved and the liver is healthy) and survive. Over 6 to 9 months the liver enlarges back to a functional volume.

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

It is done in the US. One can just call up the nearest medical center or university medical center, and as for the liver transplant department, and the operator should be able to help. The living donor just donates a part of his liver.
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.

My brother had a liver transplant at age of 4 he is now 14 he had acute liver failure his donor was a living donor how long should his new liver last?

Too many variables.. ..which can be explored in further depth. However, HealthTap doctors are asked to defer answering questions posed by individuals under 16. Sorry we can't be of more help.

I have issues from cirrhosis and have to undergo a liver transplant in a few days. What is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?

A Few Weeks. After surgery, most people stay in the hospital for a few weeks before going home. Your doctors will do tests regularly to make sure that your new liver is working correctly. After a liver transplant, people need to take medicines for the rest of their life. These medicines are called “anti-rejection medicines.” They help the body’s infection-fighting system accept the new liver.