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what criteria(s) if any when I donate 99% of my liver to my

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what criteria(s) if any when I donate 99% of my liver to my friend's transplant and is it right that the hospital will have to conduct tests on me first.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Yes they would have to conduct tests on you first.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Only a portion of your liver is required for transplant.

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The donor has to be less than 55 years old.

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You'll have blood tests to determine if your blood and tissue types are compatible with the organ recipient.

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If your blood and tissue is not compatible and/or if you are older than 55 years of age then you cannot donate part of your liver even if you want to.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.

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