UNOS launches first national liver paired donation pilot program
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Is this similar to unrelated living liver donor transplants?
I had a woman who got tested to be my living donor, and while she wasn't a match for me she went ahead with the donation anyway and donated part of her liver to a little boy. She had no idea who he was, just said for the centre to match her with someone who was a match
I believe so, @AliEm14
* I'm by no means an expert on that topic though.
This is awesome. I love that people are altruistically giving and donating to others. I wish people saw the donors side more often. Yes, it's scary to go under the knife when the doctors are not going in to fix something, but to take a part of an organ out to give to someone else. But seeing the benefits on the other side of surgery is pretty dang amazing! I guess that is spoken from someone who gave to her son.
But to know you helped someone along the way to have a better life is just the best feeling in the whole world.