As we explained earlier, the process of learning about the surgery, talking with your healthcare provider, and then deciding if you want to continue is called "informed consent." After watching this presentation and talking with your provider, you will decide whether or not you want to go ahead with the donation surgery.
In the next few minutes, we will talk about several things related to living donor liver transplantation, such as:
* What happens to you (the donor) before, during and after the surgery
* What happens to the person receiving your liver
* The risks and possible benefits of the surgery
* And the different ways your life might be affected if you choose to donate.
By having a good understanding of what lies ahead, you can make an informed choice about whether liver donation is right for you.