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My friend is suffering from liver psirosis and the doctor has

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My friend is suffering from liver psirosis and the doctor has advised him to prepare his will as his liver is out of action. Can I donate 99% of my liver as humans can function on 1%.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
Actually, what I said on my other post is that you could live on 10% of your liver. If a liver transplant is done, it is not necessary to take 90% of the donor liver, as there is then no buffer for any future problems with the liver, but a partial liver transplant can be done.

However, whether you can be that donor would depend upon whether you are a match. Statistically, it would be very unlikely that you would be a match, but if you are a match, then you could be a donor.