The Donor Operation

The Donor Operation

Who can be a live related donor
  • Good general health
  • Blood type compatible with the recipient
  • Having an altruistic motivation for donating
  • Age between 18 & 45

The donor’s liver is carefully split into two segments and one portion is removed for the recipient, along with the gall bladder.

Typically, donors spend three weeks recuperating after surgery. In the month following discharge from the hospital, donors return for outpatient monitoring. Individual recovery rate and the type of occupation dictates how soon a donor can return to work. It commonly averages three to four weeks, following surgery.

The donor’s liver begins to regrow almost immediately after surgery, reaching normal size and volume again within about two months after donation.

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