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I have an extra right lobe to my liver. Riedels liver. Would

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I have an extra right lobe to my liver. Riedels liver. Would I be able to donate this extra lobe to my son who needs a liver transplant. We are the same blood type.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 2 years ago.
Hi, Thanks for your question. I'm Dr. Hasan and I'll try to help you. Have you got testing done to make sure that your liver is compatible with him? Regards
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
it is true that part of the liver can regenerate
but patients who need a liver transplant need a whole liver or a majority of the liver greater than 50% to include the blood vessels which feed the liver
also patients who need liver transplantation need to have the liver match as close as possible HLA human leukocyte antigen blood types. this is different from just blood type and sometimes parents HLA types don't match their children HLA types.
why does your son need a liver transplant?
have his doctors tested you and his HLA types yet?