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I want to donate my liver please help!!!!!

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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My baby cousin was in the hospital today with liver complications... We were told her liver will not function any more and she is now on the donor list.

I want to see if I am a viable candidate for donation. I've researched a bit and found that a living person can donate and it's relatively safe.

I need help though. What do I need to do to make this happen? How can I get tested? What questions should I tell my uncle to ask her doctor? She is living in Oklahoma right now and I am in California. I am 22 years old, 2 kids, very healthy, no illnesses of any kind or medical problems .. HOW CAN I MAKE THIS WORK?! Please any advice would help right now
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babyboy117
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:48 AM

 Don't you NEED your liver, or can you donate just a portion of it? I have no idea. But here is a BUMP!

NanaMomo
by Platinum Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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NanaMomo
by Platinum Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:49 AM
I think you can donate half of it. I'm not one hundred percent sure.


Quoting babyboy117:

 Don't you NEED your liver, or can you donate just a portion of it? I have no idea. But here is a BUMP!


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MooBaaLaLaLa80
by Silver Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Bump!

My-mono-twins
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:50 AM

 Hun, you cant live without ur liver.

GwenGray
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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Your liver will grow back. That is the only organ that will do so. It is safe. All you have to do is go to the babies doctor and tell them that you want to be tested to see if you are a canadate. They will point you in the right direction. 

RLT2
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Call your doctor and call the hospital where she is currently.

mmmonkey
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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GwenGray
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:51 AM

She wouldn't need to donate her whole liver. And the liver will regrow whatever is taken out. It's our only organ that does so.

Quoting My-mono-twins:

 Hun, you cant live without ur liver.


I'm a belly dancing and sword fighting mama of 2. I'm married to my high school sweet heart. I plan on enlisting to the army very soon, and having more kids :)

melakay1981
by Platinum Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:51 AM

I think the liver can regenerate if a portion is cut off.  Not 100% sure


Quoting babyboy117:

 Don't you NEED your liver, or can you donate just a portion of it? I have no idea. But here is a BUMP!



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