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Helpful Resources for Liver Donors

There are plenty of helpful resources for liver donors. From support groups to social workers to transplant centers to family and friends, advice and answers abound for those interested in becoming a liver donor. Your healthcare provider can put you in touch with more helpful resources for liver donors, and you can find information on your own by searching the Internet.

An Overview of Helpful Resources for Liver Donors

Many donors find that having a group of supporters can be helpful. Resources for liver donors who seek support include social workers, organ donor support groups, and organ transplant Web sites. Having a solid support network can be a beneficial part of liver donation surgery.
As a liver donor, it's important for you to have a good support network. If you haven't done so already, be sure to put together a good support team of friends and family members. Other people, such as neighbors or friends from your work or church group, can also be a big help.
Talk to your healthcare providers about helpful resources for liver donors, espcially after your surgery. Most transplant centers have social workers or professional support teams who work specifically with organ donors and their families. They can suggest places to find more information about transplant surgery. They can also let you know about any other resources, such as organ donor support groups or newsletters.
Finally, you can look for information at your local library or on the Internet. Several Web sites are devoted to organ transplantation and recovery, including a site made specifically for living organ donors. This site can be found at www.livingdonorsonline.org.
Surrounding yourself with supportive people and good information can be helpful as you recover from liver donation surgery.
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