Submitting a Donor Health History Form, along with documentation of your blood type to the Living Liver Donor program is the
first step of the donor evaluation process. If you are a suitable donor, the program will contact you for a preliminary appointment. A preliminary appointment includes:
If a liver transplant is right for you, you will move onto the
second step of the evaluation.
You may have some or all of these tests:
Additionally you will meet with:
Depending on your results, you may have to meet other healthcare professionals and go through other tests.
After your evaluation is done, your donor team will review all your test results and will talk to you about whether donating a part of your liver is right for you.
You may be approved to become a liver donor if:
It is important to stay healthy while you are being evaluated as a donor and before your surgery. The donor team recommends the following:
As a donor you will have a separate team of medical professionals caring for you. Your evaluation records are kept confidential and will not be discussed with the recipient. To obtain information about the status of your evaluation, you will have to call the Living Donor Liver Program.
If you know your recipient, we encourage you to talk to them about your status. Communication between each other will reduce uncertainty during the evaluation.
If you wish to remain anonymous to the recipient, please indicate this to the Living Donor Liver Program at the beginning of the assessment.
One organ and tissue donor can save up to 8 lives and improve life for up to 75 others.