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How old do you have to be to donate part of your liver?

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Most transplant centers want you to be between 18 and 60 years old, although the exact age range varies. The reason is that older donors tend to have more complications than younger ones. Transplant centers also consider children and teens to be too young to give the proper consent.

From: Who Can Donate a Liver? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Living Donor Liver Transplant," "The Liver Donor Evaluation Process," "What to Expect as a Liver Donor."

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network: "Policies."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Living Donor Liver Transplant."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "The Living Donation Process."

American Transplant Foundation: "About Living Donation."

United Network for Organ Sharing: "Living Donation: Information you need to know."

Columbia University Center for Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation: "Living Donor Liver Transplantation FAQs."

University of Wisconsin Health: "Live Liver Donation Frequently Asked Questions."

Liver Transplantation : "Utilization of elderly donors in living donor liver transplantation: When more is less?"

Seattle Children's Hospital: "A Closer Look: Transplant with Dr. Patrick Healey."

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center: "Liver Donor Requirements & Qualifications."

International Association of Living Organ Donors: "Assessment of Potential Donors."

UC Davis Health System: "Donor Selection Criteria."

University of California, San Francisco: "Living Liver Donor Transplant."

Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center: "What You Need to Know About Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Living Donor Liver Transplant," "The Liver Donor Evaluation Process," "What to Expect as a Liver Donor."

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network: "Policies."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Living Donor Liver Transplant."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "The Living Donation Process."

American Transplant Foundation: "About Living Donation."

United Network for Organ Sharing: "Living Donation: Information you need to know."

Columbia University Center for Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation: "Living Donor Liver Transplantation FAQs."

University of Wisconsin Health: "Live Liver Donation Frequently Asked Questions."

Liver Transplantation : "Utilization of elderly donors in living donor liver transplantation: When more is less?"

Seattle Children's Hospital: "A Closer Look: Transplant with Dr. Patrick Healey."

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center: "Liver Donor Requirements & Qualifications."

International Association of Living Organ Donors: "Assessment of Potential Donors."

UC Davis Health System: "Donor Selection Criteria."

University of California, San Francisco: "Living Liver Donor Transplant."

Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center: "What You Need to Know About Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 17, 2018

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