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Could one donate (part of) their liver if they've had cancer?

Asked by eferrara (145points) January 23rd, 2014

Say a family member needs a liver transplant. Can someone who has been cancer-free for 15+ years donate part of their liver, providing they met all necessary requirements, or would the cancer history immediately exclude them?

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Seek's avatar

Unfortunately, this site suggests that anyone with a history of cancer will not pass the donation screening.

drhat77's avatar

I’m wondering that if you are giving it to family, and they have NO OTHER options, they can maybe sign a waiver blah blah blah. I don’t have any (living) organ donation experience so I am not sure of the legalities and hte experience of transplant surgeons.

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Leadr1's avatar

I am not a specialist but as a general concept i think its is not possible to donate the part of liver. It may contain some elements of cancer and can transfer it to another person. So be careful.

pleiades's avatar

I mean it doesn’t sound viable to begin with

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