Thanks very much for the info, Kathleen!
Lila, you need to speak with the particular transplant center involved to find out what their criteria is for being listed if there is a living donor.
Not all centers are allowed to do living donor transplants. I think California does them and Colorado. I know that Oregon does not do living donor transplants, so you would have to get listed on the center that does and follow all there requirements. It is an ongoing list of thing to be doing to stay active on a transplant centers list. My husband has been called in for transplant several times and thing just has not been right for him to get transplanted. There is a lot that goes in to a surgy like this. It is neat how the blood types work. Some can transplant to one type but not to another yet can be receive by different ones. Therefore, it is not just one type to another. I cannot remember the exact match up between receiving and donating.
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