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have you ever donated liver? (as in, a piece of yours)

I cannot seem to find anything on a specific question I have: can you safely have kids afterwards? As in, me, a female doing the donating, carry another baby safety to term in the future?

I know it's not advisable after a kidney donation.... but I can find NOTHING on livers. Help!

 
hibbingmom

Asked by hibbingmom at 8:16 PM on Aug. 30, 2010 in Health

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  • It does, and you are only allowed to donate once due to scar tissue. But as for the pregnancy issue, I really don't know. I didn't ask that because I am planning on donating AFTER my kids are all in school and a little more capable of taking care of themselves with little supervision.
    PhoenixFire

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 8:37 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • The best advice I have is to go to your local hospital that does such transplants and talk to their advising specialist. He/she should be able to answer all of your questions.
    PhoenixFire

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 8:22 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I was my understanding the liver regenerates in the donor.
    surfcitymom

    Answer by surfcitymom at 8:26 PM on Aug. 30, 2010