Are There Any Risks For Liver Donors To Donate Their Livers To Liver Cancer People?

Q:
Are there any risks for liver donors to donate their livers to liver cancer people?

A:
Liver donors are people who donate their liver to save people who have liver cancers.

The risks of living liver donation are low, but experience with this procedure is more limited because it was introduced into medical practice more recently than kidney donation. The first living-donor liver transplant was performed in 1989.
As with any surgical procedure, living liver donation may involve surgical complications, such as infection, bleeding, blood clots and, in rare cases, death.
Living liver donation may also cause bile leakage, narrowing of the bile duct, intra-abdominal bleeding and, in rare cases, inadequate growth of the remaining part of the liver.

Great respect to these donors! They saved many people’s lives.

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