Final Thoughts About Liver Donation Surgery

Deciding to donate an organ is a noble action, and the following are a few final thoughts about liver donation surgery: your donation can help the recipient return to an active and healthy life; it is also possible that the recipient will experience complications or continue to get sick; keep in mind that regardless of the outcome, you are not to blame.

Final Thoughts About Liver Donation Surgery

You have made a huge decision in choosing to have liver donation surgery. Making this decision can be stressful and even a little scary, so you are to be commended 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
  • 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 liver donation recovery process is a smooth one for you and the recipient. No matter how the recipient does after the surgery, however, always be kind to yourself. You deserve it!
 
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