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Motivation and Reassurance (Following Liver Donation)

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Presentation: Liver Donation Surgery -- Recovery Expectations
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You have made a very big decision in choosing to have this surgery. Making this decision can be very stressful and even a little scary, so we commend you on your willingness to be a liver donor.
You should feel good about what you've done so far. It's possible that your donation will help the recipient return to an active and healthy life. However, it's also possible that he or she will:
* Continue to get sick
* Experience complications
* Or even die.
If any of these things happen, please know that you are not to blame. Always remember that you were thoughtful enough to share a part of yourself in order to help someone else. Not everyone is able or willing to go through this surgery, and your healthcare providers respect your willingness to give.
Your healthcare providers will do their best to make sure that the recovery process is a smooth one for you and the recipient. But no matter how the recipient does after the surgery, always be kind to yourself. You deserve it!

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