Toni, I am so very sorry. I am thankful that you survived it all. I pray that you suffered ni major injuries. We love you.
Hi Tony, I was under the same impression as you. My understanding is that the recpient had to have 20% of viable liver ( not chirossed) to recieve living donor liver. I could be wrong tho. I also thought that the donor had be be 50 yrs old or younger to donate. Donor has to be healthy, the same blood type, and same liver size too. There are several tests that have to be done to qualify as a donor such as blood tests (to check for compatiblity), chest x-ray, EKG, CT scan, and a liver biopsy. There may be more tests that I'm not aware of or just don't remember right now. I am happy that Will's dad would be willing to do this. It is major surgery and there are always risks involved. But, like Will's dad I would do it in a heartbeat if it were my child. Let me know what happens.
Hi Tony We did some checking on Live donor at Vanderbile. Of course by the time we started checking Jerry was much to bad. We were told that most of the live donor transplant (at Vandy that is) are done when the receipient MELD is around a 10. They said it takes about two months of test etc. The donor must be he good health and about the same size. Also it isn't just blood type there is also alot of other matching they have to do like tissue etc. We didn't get to far into it because Jerry's MELD was an 18 by then. Sorry I coudn't help more. I'm sure Shelly know much more. I'm so sad for you that you lost a friend. That is so hard. Friends are such an important part of our life. I'm thinking of you. God Bless