A living donation is the ultimate gift
Will you be the one to make the search for hope a reality?
What is a living donor and how does it work?
A living donor is someone (MAYBE YOU) who chooses to give a portion of their healthy liver and sewing it into me (David) after their sick liver is removed . The amazing part of this is that the liver will regrow in both people to its full size in eight weeks. Imagine the feeling of being a part of saving David's life.
Call Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center at
Be 18 years of age or older
Healthy and no major medical conditions
Have Type A or O blood type
Learn about Liver disease
The liver is an organ about the size of a football that sits just under your rib cage on the right side of your abdomen. The liver is essential for digesting food and ridding your body of toxic substances.
Liver disease can be inherited (genetic) or caused by a variety of factors that damage the liver which over time, damage to the liver results in scarring (cirrhosis), which can lead to liver failure, a life-threatening condition.
Being overweight, High Cholesterol and High Blood pressure
Bile duct disease
Interested in donating:
Contact Yale- New Haven's Transpantation Center (866-925-3897) and they will walk you though the whole process. They will make sure you are a compaitable match and will answer any questions that you have. Please visit the transplantations center website and they also have FAQ's and much more info.
Donor quality of life after donation
The donor will have a great sense of well being.
Hospital stay about 4-7 days
Liver regeneration about 6-8 weeks
Return to work generally 6-8 weeks
No long term medications
No long term special diet
No anticipated long term health affects
Life long member of the living donor community which is a commitment by the transplant team to life time monitoring. - No cost
No cost for the evaluation, surgery or follow-up care as this is covered by the recipients insurance.
Cost will include lost wages, travel, lodging and childcare which there are resources available to off set these costs. - Yale's social worker can discuss further
Living Transplant Phone: 1-866-925-3897
Yale New Haven Hospital - Living Donor Center
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510