Living-Donor Liver Transplants: Save a Life
More than 15,000 Americans are currently on the liver transplant waiting list. As a living donor, you can be the life-saving solution to getting adults and children off the waiting list and back to being healthy.
With a living-donor liver transplant, you can donate a portion of your liver, and it will regenerate, or grow back, in months.
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Become a Living Donor
If you are interested in becoming a living donor, you will be carefully evaluated to make sure you can safely donate. Our experts will also make sure you are the best medical match for the person to whom you are donating to.
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A healthy donor must:
- Be between the ages of 18 and 55
- Be in good physical and mental health
- Not engage in active ongoing drug or substance abuse
- Have an unselfish desire to contribute to another person's life in a healthy way
- Have no history of:
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis and hepatitis B or C
- Significant diseases involving the lung, kidney, or heart
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Active malignant cancers
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